Collection of dendrological material
The collection of dendrological material of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering from Braşov was begun in the year 1948, and has been continuously enriched to this day. This collection is divided in two sections, namely the didactic section and the scientific section, the first constituting didactic material for the courses of the disciplines Dendrology and Forestation, taught during the faculty, and the second being dedicated to the studies effectuated by the researchers in the field. Both sections contain botanized material, leafs, fruit, seeds of woody species, specimens of rhytidome and wood, as well as boards with botanized material, autochthonous and alien, cultivated in the Romania’s forestry fund, as well as taxa of ornamental interest. The didactic section consists of botanized material for 223 species, exposed in circa 4500 sheets, but also fruit and/or seeds for approximately 200 species. The scientific collection is much more extensive, containing significant botanized material for 486 woody species, collected since 1948. To these, the fruit, cones and/or seeds of 326 forest species in the country and abroad add, which have begun to be gathered in a collection ever since 1952 so far. The materials were identified, collected and determined by professorial staff having activated at the disciplines Dendrology and Forestation. Prestigious names such as: Alexandru Săvulescu, Victor Stănescu, Veturia Furnică, Horaţiu Furnică, Aurel Negruţiu, Ioan Damian, Filofteia Negruţiu etc. have contributed. Among the important pieces, there is the collection of woody specimens proceeded from exotic trees, collected by professor Dumitru Târziu during the research stage effectuated in Zaire. Also, very old tree species are represented in this collection, an example of such species being ginkobiloba.
For conserving all types of exhibits (specimens of rhytidome and wood, leafs, fruit, cones, seeds) the same procedure was applied, namely drying. The tree barks are preserved either as such, or in wooden or glass small-sized holders displayed on the wall. The seeds, cones and fruit are displayed in glass-protected wooden showcases or in special glass containers, placed in windows. Special preservation conditions not being necessary, this collection is also in a good conservation state. As regards the evidence documents, they only exist for the sub-collection of seeds, fruit and cones, 326 component species being registered in the catalogue.