Video: Climate change improves the overwintering of garden plants


Climate change is expected to cause milder winters in Finland, which would improve the overwintering conditions of garden plants. Consequently, the zone suitable for commercial outdoor horticulture in Finland will expand. Thus, horticulture could be one of the primary sectors that benefit from the climate change.

Interviewee: Researcher Mikko Laapas, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Video length: 3:33 min

Language: Finnish, with English subtitles

Recorded: 29.5.2013

Published: 11.10.2013

Terms of use: The video is freely usable for non-commercial purposes, such as education. website and the producer of the video should be mentioned as reference.

For courses in Finnish upper secondary schools: BI1, BI3, GE3 (old) -> BI1, BI2, GE1 (new curriculum/OPS)

Filmed by: Riku Mesiniemi ja Anna Puustinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute

References: [1], [2]

  • Laapas, M., Jylhä, K. & Tuomenvirta, H. 2012. Climate change and future overwintering conditions of horticultural woody-plants in Finland. Boreal Environment Research. Volume 17, Number 1: 31-45
  • Laapas, M. 2008. Puutarhakasvien talvehtiminen Manner-Suomen ilmastossa - nyt ja tulevaisuudessa, Pro gradu -tutkielma. Helsingin yliopisto, Fysikaalisten tieteiden laitos. 71 s.


  • The content is produced as part of the TULUVAT project funded by the Finnish National Board of Education.