Anne Geene: Arboreta

Edition of 150 copies

Anne Geene, 2019


Photographer Anne Geene presents a series of proposals for absurd and experimental arboreta, or places where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. Her starting point is the nine most popular types of tree according to a tree nursery catalogue from 1977. Popularity depends on several factors, such as seasonal leaf shedding, size, density, soil requirements, and sensitivity to wind, salt, or disease and insect attacks. The nine types offer broad insight into the appearance, cultural status, geography, and behaviour of trees. Geene also planted seedlings of nine trees that can grow to be more than 500 years old, like the giant sequoia.

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160 pages, 28 x 20 cm, paperback, Dutch