The Swiss Dendrological Society (SDS) was founded in 1948 and today has just over 300 members. They can participate in our activities and maintain professional exchanges with other specialists.
Tree and plant enthusiasts
Owners of gardens and collections of trees and shrubs
Owners of arboretum parks
Nurserymen, gardeners, horticulturists, garden designers, florists, perennial plant enthusiasts, foresters, forest engineers, arborists, tree care specialists, pharmacists, naturalists, biologists, botanists, dendrologists, employees of green space, forestry and environmental services
The Greeks called trees Dendron. And we call ourselves dendrologists, after the Greek language. We are primarily concerned with the study of trees and shrubs, but we are also interested in all related fields. From horticulture to modern urban planning, garden and landscape design, including our future climate requirements in the city and the countryside. We are also interested in environmental and nature conservation from a global perspective, as well as in species-specific knowledge and the study of forests and woodland.
On excursions and trips to the most diverse regions of our world, we also visit woody plants, arboreta, public and non-public parks, botanical and private gardens, as well as special collections of woody plants that are often not accessible to the general public. We are guided by recognised specialists, often in two or even three languages.
We have set ourselves the goal of imparting knowledge and enjoyment of native and foreign woody plants, promoting their protection and maintaining international contacts. The exchange across green and political borders is one of our main concerns. The enrichment of our personal experience and know-how is more than a coincidental side effect.
We also support or promote book projects, collections of woody plants or other «green» causes within the scope of our possibilities and objectives.
Ingénieur forestier EPFZ/SIA
Séquoia & Gardens
Chemin de la Creuse 5G
1261 Marchissy (VD)
Dr. Manfred Walder
Caraa di Palm
6653 Verscio (TI)