Mid-conference excursion

Thursday, 14 May

Free of charge
Choose one from the following

Option 1:
Kulturen (https://www.kulturen.com/vara-besoksmal/kulturen-i-lund/)

Kulturen in Lund is both an indoor and an open-air museum that features an extensive collection of historic buildings and beautiful gardens spanning two adjoining sites in the heart of Lund. Step right into the buildings to experience life as it was in former times in either the town or countryside, from the Middle Ages up until the 1930s. There are also around twenty exhibitions for you to enjoy, on subjects ranging from folk art to modern design, from mediaeval history to the present day and from local culture to global culture. For the participant at TRACE 2020, we offer a lecture on cultural history buildings (often dendrodated) as well as a visit to the Kulturen museum to see the buildings among many others for real.

Option 2:
Journey back in time at a peat extraction site

We offer a tour back in time at a peat extraction site in central Scania. Due to the peat extraction subfossil wood, plant macrofossils and flint tools reaching back to the Stone Age have been exposed. The site, Viss Mosse, is located about 45 minutes by bus from Lund. Depending on the weather the conditions at the site can vary from extremely wet to extremely dry. If it rains, good hiking- or rubber boots are recommended, but if it is dry, smoking is strictly forbidden.

Option 3:
ForMAX laboratory
at MAX IV research facility (www.maxiv.se)
Max: 40p

The MAX IV facility offer the highest quality of X-rays available to scientists from academia and industry in the whole world. These X-rays will be used to understand, explain and improve the world around us. They will enable the study of materials that we use today and improve them beyond the performance that we know. The construction of the ForMAX beamline will be a platform for research on new materials and speciality chemicals from trees and forest material.

Post-conference excursion

Saturday, 16 May

We offer an excursion by bus to along the south cost of the province of Skåne (Scania), Sweden
Fee: 80€
Max: 50p

Ales stenar (https://visitskane.com/classic-attractions/ales-stones)

Ales stenar

Ales Stenar (Ale’s Stones) is a megalithic monument located at the hills above the small village Kåseberga just east of the city Ystad. The stones has the shape of a stone ship, with the stones at each end markedly larger than the rest. It is 67 m (220 ft) long formed by 59 large boulders. Organic remains beneath the stones has been radiocarbon dated, which indicate a date about 1,400 years ago. That would place its creation towards the end of the Nordic Iron Age. As always when considering special or enigmatic locations, there are several alternative theories about the origin and functionality of the site. Some people believe it is a burial monument while others think it’s an ancient astronomical clock, as the stones are positioned so that the sun goes down at the north-western corner in summer and rises exactly at the opposite corner in winter. In the small port of Kåseberga, you can try fresh smoked fish.

Stenshuvud National Park (https://www.sverigesnationalparker.se/park/stenshuvuds-nationalpark/)

Stenshuvud National Park Ⓒ Mickaël Delcey

Stenshuvud National Park is located along the south-eastern cost of the province of Skåne. The national park is about 400 hectares, of which 80 hectares of sea. The profile of the national park is dominated by a bedrock height, which rising 97 metres above sea level. The main part of the area is covered with forest, hornbeam being the predominant type of tree. Older trees with broad canopies, such as beech and oak, remain from the time when grazing took place in the area. Today grazing livestock have returned to the national park, keeping the countryside open.

The many different biotopes in the national park contribute to an abundant variety of flora and fauna. Here you will find sandy heaths, wet meadows, rocky coastland and beautiful sandy beaches. Below the mountain on the west side, there is a bog and alder marsh. The national park has abundant flora with some rare species such as barren strawberry, black spleenwort, sand pink, pasqueflower and immortelle.

In the bay Hanöbukten, north of Stenshuvud, an ancient forest is located. The trees, that grew in the area about 10,000 years ago are located at a depth between 5 and 20 meters bellow the sea surface.

Kivik’s Esperöd Arboretum (http://kiviksesperodarboretet.se)

The next stop is at Kivik’s Esperöd Arboretum. The arboretum offers a famous collection of exotic trees and was built by rider Albert Wallis in 1922. His wife Elsa Wallis and her brother continued to develop the arboretum for almost 25 years after her husband’s death. Thereafter, various non-profit forces have at different times contributed to its preservation. There are 40,000 m2 to roam in. Among other things, there are a variety of magnolia species to view. There is also one of the largest oak trees (Quercus robur) in Scania with a girth of almost 9 m. The oak probably germinated back in the 16th century. The arboretum is privately owned, and we are delighted to be able to invite visitors to this amazing secret oasis. Buy a small brochure for guidance at the entrance, thereby supporting the ambition to keep Kivik’s Esperöd Arboretum accessible to the public.

Kivik (https://www.kiviksmusteri.se/en/) South of the village Kivik, where the apple orchards meet Hanöbukten Bay, the Kiviks Musteri is located. This is where, in 1888, Henric Åkesson planted the apple trees that would go on 
to become Sweden’s first commercial fruit farm and at the same time laid the foundations for the family company Kiviks Musteri. Fruit and berry products are produced here, utilising four generations of accumulated expertise on how best to process fruits and berries to preserve their wholesome goodness and the delicious freshly-harvested flavours. Operations at Kiviks Musteri are fuelled by a great love of apples, of food and drink and for the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Kivik Ⓒ Susanne Nilsson
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