Forest exhibition starts its tour in shopping centres 01.08

To celebrate forests in summer and the International Forest Year, RMK will be hosting an interactive forest exhibition in the shopping centres of Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu.
The exhibition opened doors today, July 5, in the Rocca al Mare shopping centre in Tallinn where it will remain for three weeks. The next shopping centres to be “forested“ are Pärnu Kaubamajakas (July 25 until August 7) and Tartu Kaubamaja department store (August 8–21).
At the exhibition, visitors can learn interesting facts about Estonian forests, listen to birds singing and study leaf and wood samples, etc. For instance, do you know how many trees grow in the forest per every Estonian resident or how much of Estonia would be covered by forest without any human impact? (The right answers are 3,000 trees and 85%.)
The exhibition was put together by the Sagadi Forest centre of RMK and was designed by IDEA AD. It is located in the atrium of the shopping centres and is free for all visitors.
The forest exhibition is dedicated to the international forest year. To celebrate it, RMK is organising about a hundred culture and forest events, aimed at raising awareness on how state forests in Estonia are cultivated and managed. Moreover, it will be possible to participate in the development of a network of various trekking days, planting campaigns and forest study routes through participation in forest work.
RMK is a profit-making state agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at sustainable and efficient management of the state forest. RMK grows reforestation materials, organises forestry works, is engaged in the sale of forest and timber and organises game upkeep. In addition, RMK establishes opportunities for hiking in nature and forest recreation on recreational areas, in Estonia’s five national parks and 40 other protected areas, and shapes awareness of nature. RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.
Attached to this press release please find a photo of the display in Rocca al Mare shopping centre.

Additional information:

Krista Keedus
Head of the Sagadi Forest Centre RMK
Phone: 676 7077, 507 9077