“Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he spoke briefly with Trump about forest management on Nov. 11, when they both were in Paris for Armistice Day events.
“Niinisto said their conversation focused on the California wildfires and the surveillance system Finland uses to monitor forests for fires. He remembered telling Trump, “We take care of our forests,” but couldn’t recall raking coming up.
“The U.S. leader’s comment generated amusement on social media in Finland, which manages its vast forests with scientific seriousness.
“Forests cover more than 70% of Finland. The Nordic country with a population of 5.5 million is home to some of the world’s biggest paper and pulp companies.”