Department of Forest Ecology

Arboretum Kostelec n. Černými lesy

Forest ecology department has a professional supervision over the dendrological collection in the  Arboretum in Kostelci nad Černými lesy. Main task here is to maintain and broaden wide sortiment of woody species for study and research purposes. Collection is focused mainly on the forest species with preference to drought-tolerant genus like Quercus and Sorbus. Professional work includes individual species evidence, evaluation of introduction success and species growth. Collection development aims to the completation of present genus groups. Temporary actions are aimed to reconstruction of collection according geography and species origin – we build up pond and revitalized adjacen wetland as a site for water-demanding species and are building up exposition of model biotopes from the North America, China, Japan, Sibiria and Far East area.