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Tour description

On the predefined one-hour round tour, 14 different tree species and 7 problem areas of forest cultivation are being presented. You will also find an invitable fire place.

EA survey by the Cantonal Forestry Office of Zurich on the population's wishes regarding the woods showed a great need for recreational forest close to nature. Therefore, this forest educational trail was created by the Allmend Wood Corporation of Horgen in spring 1999, in close cooperation with Horgen's forest enterprise and the Cantonal Forestry Office of Zurich.

The following topics are treated:
1. Start
2. Larch
3. Walnut Tree
4. Nectria ditissima cancer of beech
5. Yew Tree
6. Hornbeam
7. Protective functions
8. Spruce
9. Norway Maple
10. Silver Fir rejuvenation
11. Shelterwood system rejuvenation
12. Pine
13. Ivy
14. Cherry Tree
15. Blackberry Problem
16. Fire places
17. Oak Tree
18. Douglas Fir
19. Beech
20. Dead Wood («woodpecker tree»)
21. Waste Management Building
22. Sycamore Maple
23. Ash Tree
24. Information on the primeval forest

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Places along the route: Allmend - Allmendhölzli - Allmend


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Tour history (B01108)

First published: Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.vvh.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 1.7 km | Time requirement: ¾ h
Ascent: 77 m | Descent: 77 m
Highest point: 495 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Verkehrsverein Horgen
Postfach 52
CH-8810 Horgen
Tel: +41 (0)44 725 15 24
Internet: www.vvh.ch

Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com