Arboretum De Nieuwe Ooster Foundation
De Nieuwe Ooster is a cemetery, crematorium and memorial park situated in the Oost-Watergraafsmeer borough of Amsterdam. The cemetery was designed in 1894 and laid out by the well-known landscape architect Leonard Anthony Springer (1855-1940). The nearby Oosterpark was also designed by Springer.
From the beginning, De Nieuwe Ooster boasts an extensive collection of coniferous and deciduous trees. Springer planted both indigenous and exotic tree species. Being a renowned dendrologist, he deemed it important for professionals and laymen to increase their knowledge by studying the trees and shrubs.
The Arboretum De Nieuwe Ooster Foundation has a number of objectives:
1 Making the arboretum better known
2 Expanding the collection of coniferous and deciduous trees
3 Increasing the arboretum’s educational value
4 Emphasising the beauty and importance of trees
The arboretum’s web site contains comprehensive online documentation about the species of trees in its collection.