Detailed description

In the community forest of Straßenhaus there is a very special "natural spectacle" with 60 redwood trees: In the spring of 1971, about 300 sequoias, which had been delivered as four-year-old balled plants, were planted above the Jahrsbachtal on two trial areas of one hectare each in the community forest of Straßenhaus (Wand district).The giant sequoia is an endangered species and is under nature and species protection. Beyond its native California, the giant sequoia is now also widespread in Central Europe. It can grow to a height of over 90 meters and reach a trunk diameter of 12 meters as well as an age of 3000 years. Together with the Heimat- und Verschönerungsverein Straßenhaus e.V., the largest contiguous sequoia stand in the Rhine-Westerwald Nature Park has now been made accessible to visitors. The sequoia forest can be easily reached in less than one kilometer in a southerly direction from Straßenhaus via the butter path leading through the Rengsdorf municipality. A visit is worthwhile in any case. You can enjoy the special atmosphere and tranquility under the mighty giants of the forest on a specially erected forest lounger.The sequoias in Straßenhaus come from four locations in America. One north of Yosemite Park in California and three south of it. The southernmost origin is from Sequoia National Park, which is no less impressive than Yosemite Park with its "Trail of 100 Giants," meaning the towering sequoias.

But how did the sequoias come to Straßenhaus?

In the 1960s, the oldest giant sequoias in Germany were just 100 years old and impressed with their extremely high growth vigor. The question arose as to whether the origin of the seed, e.g. the altitude from which it came, played a role in growth performance as well as other important characteristics.

To this end, the Institute of Forest Genetics in Großhansdorf near Hamburg started an origin experiment with seed at various locations in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate in May 1971 according to the rules of the experimental system. A major result of the trial is that the redwoods in Straßenhaus grew best compared to the parallel plots.

Explanation for this could be the milder climate of the site, which is more southern and therefore warmer in comparison. With the relatively high number of 60 trees now present in the Straßenhaus redwood forest, there is a high probability that some will live to be a thousand or even two thousand years old. Thus, Straßenhaus has a special natural heritage that will endure far beyond our time horizon.

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Brief description

In the community forest of Straßenhaus there is a very special "natural spectacle" with 60 redwood trees: In the spring of 1971, about 300 sequoias, which had been delivered as four-year-old balled plants, were planted above the Jahrsbachtal on two trial areas of one hectare each in the community forest of Straßenhaus (Wand district).The giant sequoia is an endangered species and is under nature and species protection. Beyond its native California, the giant sequoia is now also widespread in Central Europe. It can grow to a height of over 90 meters and reach a trunk diameter of 12 meters as well as an age of 3000 years. Together with the Heimat- und Verschönerungsverein Straßenhaus e.V., the largest contiguous sequoia stand in the Rhine-Westerwald Nature Park has now been made accessible to visitors. The sequoia forest can be easily reached in less than one kilometer in a southerly direction from Straßenhaus via the butter path leading through the Rengsdorf municipality. A visit is worthwhile in any case. You can enjoy the special atmosphere and tranquility under the mighty giants of the forest on a specially erected forest lounger.The sequoias in Straßenhaus come from four locations in America. One north of Yosemite Park in California and three south of it. The southernmost origin is from Sequoia National Park, which is no less impressive than Yosemite Park with its "Trail of 100 Giants," meaning the towering sequoias.

But how did the sequoias come to Straßenhaus?
In the 1960s, the oldest giant sequoias in Germany were just 100 years old and impressed with their extremely high growth vigor. The question arose as to whether the origin of the seed, e.g. the altitude from which it came, played a role in growth performance as well as other important characteristics.
To this end, the Institute of Forest Genetics in Großhansdorf near Hamburg started an origin experiment with seed at various locations in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate in May 1971 according to the rules of the experimental system. A major result of the trial is that the redwoods in Straßenhaus grew best compared to the parallel plots.
Explanation for this could be the milder climate of the site, which is more southern and therefore warmer in comparison. With the relatively high number of 60 trees now present in the Straßenhaus redwood forest, there is a high probability that some will live to be a thousand or even two thousand years old. Thus, Straßenhaus has a special natural heritage that will endure far beyond our time horizon.

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Contact and directions

An der K104
56587 Straßenhaus