The Japanese Collection
a small, hidden and sheltered dell, Japanese tree species were planted out in
1971 from the FVA’s tree nursery. The seeds came to a large extent from Mr.
Rupf, the former Head of Forestry in Baden-Württemberg after a voyage to Japan.
The collection contains principally species from the genus Cryptomeria (Japanese
ceder), Chamaecyparis (cypress) and Picea (spruce) as well as a
few broadleaved trees like Cercidiphyllum japonicum (katsura tree) and
Betula maximowicziana (monarch birch) (see map 10).