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Institute of

HF Wood Research

Research Infrastructure

Arboretum and Greenhouse

The arboretum and the greenhouse of the Thünen Institute provide important forest and timber tree species from all continents and climatic zones for teaching and research.

Teaching Collection

The collection of the Thünen Institute and the University of Hamburg houses around 10 000 specimens and covers the areas of classical herbarium, fossils, wood damage, forest secondary use and wood-based materials.


The Institute of Wood Research has laboratories and test fields of various kinds at its disposal to carry out the multifaceted research tasks.

Fräsköpfe und Bohrer
Maintenance departement

The Thünen Institute for Wood Research has its own wood and metal workshops where samples and accessories for testing purposes can be manufactured.

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