Take a stroll around the pond in the Arboretum and get to know the forest trees and shrubs that together form the different woods covering the Northern Hemisphere.
The pond in the middle of the Arboretum corresponds to the Arctic Ocean. Trees and shrubs are planted around the pond corresponding to their geographic distribution. A walk around the pond is therefore like a walk through changing forests as you walk across and between continents.
The tree species planted close to the pond form the arctic tree line in the north of Europe, Siberia, and Canada. More southern species are found when you walk further away from the pond.Arbor means tree. An arboretum consists of woody plants like trees and shrubs. The Arboretum at Ringve holds around 120 species of spruce (Picea), pine (Pinus), fir (Abies) and larch (Larix), as well as deciduous trees of birch (Betula) and willows (Salix).