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Emil Vesterinen


Vesterinen E. (1942). Metsäretkeilystä. Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 50 no. 13 article id 7366. https://doi.org/10.14214/aff.7366

English title: Hiking in forests.


Walking in forests, hiking, is considered to be necessary for healt in many countries. In United States national parks cover 1.8% of total forest area. In addition, 25% of the forests are so called national forests, which have paths, campsites, wells, beaches, cottages etc. for hikers. In Finland, 20% of the population lives in towns and cities. Also in Finland the people living in cities and towns would need areas that resemble national forests of United states for recreation.

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Original keywords
virkistysmetsät; metsien terveysvaikutukset; retkeily; luonnossa liikkuminen; hyvinvointi

English keywords
recreational forests; health benefits of forests; hiking; nature; wellbeing

Published in 1942

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