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    On May 26, 1999, the so-called exotic forest in the Arboretum Burgholz was opened. The three large cultivation areas with species from three continents were made accessible to the public through hiking trails. Many of the approx. 100 foreign tree species are presented using signs. The focus for North American woody plants is near the forester's house in the southern area of the Burgholz, which for On May 26, 1999, the so-called exotic forest in the Arboretum Burgholz was opened by the State Minister Bärbel Höhn. The three large cultivation areas with species from three continents were made accessible to the public through hiking trails. Many of the approx. 100 foreign tree species are presented using signs. The focus for North American trees is near the forester's house in the southern area of the Burgholz, as is that for Asian trees. The area of European and Asian Minor trees is located near the former Burgholz train station.
    There are some circular hiking trails that are excellent there.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

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    In the area of what is now the Burgholz forestry department, there were around 100 kiln sites for the charring of wood. The oldest known square is located north of the Herichhauser Bach and was already in use in the late Middle Ages (14th / 15th century). In Burgholz one practiced the forest wandering charcoal making, in which the charcoal burners did not work in larger fixed places, but always moved on. Due to the geographical conditions, you will only find smaller hillside pile locations in Burgholz. An important location criterion was the proximity of a brook as a supplier of fire extinguishing and process water. During production, one had to process five weight units of wood for one weight unit of coal. Oak and beech were preferred, and more rarely other types of hardwood such as birch and hornbeam. The main buyers were 11 water hammers and sanding bowls along the Burgholzbach. The importance of charcoal for industry was rapidly reduced in the middle of the 19th century by the development of the hard coal deposits in the Ruhr area and their transport options via the Bergisch-Märkische Railway, built in 1848.

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    • November 5, 2018

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