Arboretum Mustila

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Arboretum Mustila
Mustila Arboretum.jpg
TypeArboretum and public park
LocationFinland
Coordinates60°43′51″N 26°25′28″E / 60.73083°N 26.42444°E / 60.73083; 26.42444Coordinates: 60°43′51″N 26°25′28″E / 60.73083°N 26.42444°E / 60.73083; 26.42444
Area120 hectares (300 acres)
Created1902 (1902)
OpenYes

Arboretum Mustila is an arboretum near Elimäki in southern Finland.

The arboretum was founded in 1902 and is today maintained by a trust. At its inception it was intended as a testing ground for foreign species of conifers. Today it contains slightly less than 100 species of conifers and over 200 species of broad-leaved tree, in addition to other plants. Several of the trees are arranged in larger constellations rather than as individual specimen. Arboretum Mustila's collection of rhododendrons and azaleas is furthermore notable. The many species of trees occasionally attract locally rare birds, e.g. spotted nutcracker and two-barred crossbill. The arboretum is open to visitors for a fee and contains several walkways.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arboretum Mustila". Arboretum Mustila (official site). Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ "FAQ". Arboretum Mustila (official site). Retrieved 20 July 2017.