Papinpetäjä Memorial Tree 2017-06-22T14:40:10+00:00

Papinpetäjä Memorial Tree

There is a tree named Papinpetäjä (Priest’s Pine) on the shore of Keihäslampi Pond. Years and other markings have been carved on it. The oldest identifiable year is 1750. It is said that the tree was called Papinpetäjä, as, before any roads were constructed, priests travelled by boat in remote areas and met people on shores. The tree has been a mark showing the priest’s route.It has been said that children were baptized under it.