Cultural forest


Last century, the Kröller-Müllers purchased the park grounds and built the St Hubertus Hunting Lodge.

The residents and managers of this historic building left their mark on the surrounding landscape and forests, as did other landowners and users. These traces include avenues, hedgerows, and a variety of plants. Many of these are still visible today.

The forest park surrounding the St Hubertus Hunting Lodge is a beautiful example of a cultural forest. The villages of Everwijnserf and Oud-Reemst can be found in the forested area to the south. This is where, around 1900, the forest was used for agrarian purposes, as reflected in the hedgerows, sheep droves, meadows, fields, and solitary trees that can still be seen to this day. The park believes it is important to maintain these relics from the turn of the last century.

Ancient solitary trees, hedgerows, and rows of native oak can be found near the Pampel, which used to be a working farm. The Bunterbos is another excellent example of a cultural forest. Here, clear paths and courses are still visible from the old timber forest, a now-obsolete form of forestry.