Thanks to the long and cold winters and short, bright summers in the Scandinavian Taiga of the European coniferous forest area, Finnish pine and spruce are slow growing resulting in very strong and durable timber.
The conifer that Junnikkala is processing makes it one of the strongest coniferous material in the world. There are several reasons for the exceptional length and strength of the fiber in the wood. The most important thing is probably the optimal, northern location of the area where Junnikkala is operating. However, along the northern latitude and the longitude of the Junnikkala harvesting area has also its positive effect on the wood; the former seabed is an excellent soil for conifers and the proximity to the sea keeps the snow loads of the trees reasonable.
The tasks of the Junnikkala Forest Expert include taking care of timber purchase and harvesting.