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Arboretum Burgholz

Arboretum Burgholz

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Recommended by 535 out of 572 hikers

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  • slueart

    Originally primarily useful for building in nature, the arboretum is becoming an important experimental field in the stormy and hot-dry times of climate change. You can see the skeletons of dead spruces, which cannot survive this climate change, in the immediate vicinity of the exotic trees. The biodiversity of the arboretum can help with the current problems to discover more resistant tree species.

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    • May 2, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The Arboretum Burgholz in the Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW is with its area of around 250 hectares and around 100 different deciduous and conifer species from almost all continents of the world the largest cultivation area with foreign tree species in Germany.
    At the beginning of the 1970s, the State Forest Administration's experimental cultivation area for foreign conifers was put into the foreground from the end of the 1990s on the aspect of the forestry educational garden and the forest areas of the foreign tree species have been referred to as "arboretum" (arbor, lat. = Tree) since 1999. Today, Burgholz once again has a leading role in the association of forest trial areas in North Rhine-Westphalia. The oldest plantings are around 55 years old today.
    Three short circular hiking trails - Trees of the World - convey impressions of individual tree species from North America, Asia and Europe.
    A longer hiking trail - Forests of the World - gives you impressions of closed forest stands as exotic landscapes, so to speak. The individual tree species are presented along the hiking trails by means of a graphic representation of the habitus and a distribution map. ... "
    wuppertals-gruene-anlagen.de/naturerlebnisse/arboretum-burgholz

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    • November 23, 2020

  • Hetti

    A beautiful piece of nature where many alien trees grow. You can marvel and see where the trees originally came from. You can walk on narrow paths through the arboretum

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Melody + Buddy

    The different tree species that are not (yet) indigenous here give a completely different forest feeling. Nice + interesting! Even on the weekend it wasn't too crowded in the morning, we had long sections all to ourselves.

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    • January 16, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    I can't resist and I have to quote the incomparable humorist Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979), who was known to a wide audience for his wit and "Noch'n poem", with a short quatrain:
    "Trees, trees, nothing but trees,
    and in between - spaces.
    But behind it, you can hardly believe it:
    Another tree!"
    (H.Erhardt)

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    • February 20, 2022

  • Wuppertippeln

    If you want to see extraordinary nature, visit the Arboretum.

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Andyman

    There is a lot to discover. It's amazing that so many species of trees grow in this area.

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    • April 17, 2020

  • Danny

    Small path away from the main paths with interesting trees.

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    • November 28, 2020

  • Claudia

    It is worth making a detour there and discovering a wide variety of exotic trees. It wasn't full or even overcrowded there.

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    • May 12, 2021

  • Katja

    On an area of around 250 hectares, around 100 different deciduous and conifer species from almost every continent in the world are now at home

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    • July 8, 2021

  • René2D2

    fantastic

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    • April 19, 2022

  • slueart

    Arboretum: (Wiki: An arboretum is a collection of different, often exotic, shrubs.) The forest is really something, because of the diverse exotic species it is really unique and offers a lot of variety. Hikers should also be prepared for some demanding vertical meters.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Michael

    Trees grow here that are normally not found in our latitudes.

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Einfachgerdeaus 〰️

    Well signposted path past a large number of different trees.

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    • April 21, 2021

  • Claudia

    A beautiful piece of earth to discover with its exotic tree species

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    • May 12, 2021

  • Katja

    The oldest planting of these exotic trees is around 55 years ago

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    • July 8, 2021

  • 🚶‍♀️Irma 🥾

    Staatsforst Burgholz is a forest area known for its nationwide unique arboretum, in which forest science studies are carried out, in which an ecological interlocking of foreign wood with native species takes place. This was achieved by planting the foreign tree species (including sequoia trees) within the local woody plants at the beginning of the 70s.

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    • August 27, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    I can't resist and I have to quote the incomparable humorist Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979), who was known to a wide audience for his wit and "Noch'n poem", with a short quatrain:
    "Trees, trees, nothing but trees,
    and in between - spaces.
    But behind it, you can hardly believe it:
    Another tree!"
    (H.Erhardt)

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    • February 2, 2022

  • Sam

    This is a nice area with so many similar looking trees, the placards help understand the origin of these trees. So many were cut though which is sad to see.

    • April 25, 2021

  • Thom

    Tree variety in every season

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Hetti

    There are wonderful paths in the arboretum

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Michael

    Forest without end and during the week you are almost alone here.

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Peet89

    Very nice to get to know the different tree species.

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    • February 24, 2021

  • Katja

    Here you can find out everything you need to know about the exotic trees

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    • July 8, 2021


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