About Forest & Landscape
Forest & Landscape is a national centre for research, education and consultancy services within forest and forest products, landscape architecture and landscape management and also urban planning and design.
As of January 1, 2013, Forest & Landscape has merged to a new institute
The most part of Forest & Landscape has merged with Department of Geography & Geology to a new department: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). The department is part of “The National Center for Forest, Landscape and Planning (still called Forest & Landscape). Read more about the new institute and the new center.
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Facts about Forest & Landscape
The basis for the work and development of Forest & Landscape is documented in the regulations, strategies, development objectives and working programmes and also the centre report and various studies.
The organization of Forest & Landscape constitutes the Board of Directors, the Leadership Group, six departments and a number of interdisciplinary groups that coordinate research across the departments. In addition a number of advisory councils are affiliated with Forest & Landscape. They monitor and advise Forest & Landscape on the development of the scientific areas.
Arboreta and Healing Gardens
The researchers at Forest & Landscape contribute to the construction of arboreta and among other things participate in the arboreta’s communication activities. The arboreta in question are the Arboretum in Hørsholm, the Greenland Arboretum and the Urban Tree Arboretum in Hørsholm.
The research at Forest & Landscape also constitutes the foundation for development of a concept for a healing garden in Hørsholm.
- Arboretum in Hørsholm. The arboretum has a unique collection of trees and shrubs that are used for different national and international research projects, and for educational purposes in botany and the use of plants.
The collection consists of approximately 2000 species, and is thereby the largest collection of trees and shrubs in Denmark.
- Greenland Arboretum. The arboretum is probably one of the most extensive timberline arboreta in the world. It covers approximately 150 hectares with about 110 species and about 600 provenances.
- Urban Tree Arboretum in Hørsholm. The Urban Tree Arboretum is the basis for research and teaching projects and promotes knowledge on urban trees. It is the only known tree collection, where the trees are systematically cut and where the reactions are documented.
- Therapy Gardens. Forest & Landscape is behind the research project Therapy Garden Nacadia©, which aims to gather the latest research results and experiences within the therapy garden field. The project creates a model for the future therapy gardens and therapy garden programmes.