In the early summer of 2009, the foundation bought two forest areas, Pyssynkangas and Haapalaakso, both owned by the same farm in Urjala. Haapalaakso is located south of the Kiimankulmantie road, near the Kiimansuo swamp, a few kilometres from Pyssynkangas. Haapalaakso is a former pasture-forest of less than six hectares, and it has been growing in peace for decades without people disturbing it with their axes.
The middle part of Haapalaakso is dominated by enormous aspens that reach higher than any of the other trees. The rest of the tree stand is made up of decaying birches and spruces of different ages. It is difficult to move in the forest because of the many decaying trees, and that is why it is a popular place for woodpeckers.