An important aspect of being able to work with vegetation is to understand it´s development over time, this is especially true for creating rich voluminous multi-layered landscapes. The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding and knowledge of a number of species natural height development. The goal has been to analyse the data from inventories performed in Vindarnas Park, Lund and the landscape laboratories in Alnarp and Snogeholm to compile mean values with 95% confidence intervals of the annual height development during the five first years after being planted. The data collection from the inventories has also been used to compare the height development between the three landscape parks. The results presented in this study is meant to be usable for people in the green sector to work as guidelines to which species could be grouped together for creating sustainable multi-layered landscapes. The full study which also includes aspects that impact the early height development of woody plants can be read at the following link: https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/15415/1/andersson_c_200312.pdf
Christoffer Andersson Landscape Engineering
My bachelor’s in landscape engineering has given me a passion for the deeper understanding of how vegetation can be mixed with the hard materials in our urban environment. Not only for the aesthetics but also for the fundamentals of sustainability and complexity of the symbiosis in our urban environments. For my future career I hope to work with designing and drafting functional and sustainable urban environments were as many aspects of ecosystem services can be included.