The European Cultivated Plant Taxonomists Forum was held from Tuesday 7 April to Thursday 9 April 2015 at RHS Garden Wisley.
All presentations from the Forum can be downloaded as PDF files here
Koen has been instrumental in making the Arboretum Wespelaar a first class collection of hardy, woody ornamentals and in opening this private collection to the public. The Arboretum is specialized in the genera Acer, Magnolia, Rhododendron (species and F1 hybrids) and Stewartia. Moreover, there is a good collection of Fagus, Betula, Carpinus,Tilia, Quercus, etc. In his function of director-curator of an arboretum, Koen is an active user and very interested in horticultural taxonomy.
Koen is active in the Belgian Dendrological Society (Board member and editor of the yearbook) and he is secretary of the Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta in Belgium. He is also responsible for the database “Remarkable Trees from Belgium” which contains almost 30.000 accessions. Koen has written several botanical and horticultural articles on different topics such as Magnolia, Stewartia, Hamamelidaceae, creating and maintaining a dendrological collection, etc.