National Register of Monumental Trees

Latest version published by Bomenstichting on Nov 17, 2021 Bomenstichting
Publication date:
17 November 2021
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The National Register of Monumental Trees (Landelijk Register Monumentale Bomen) includes trees in The Netherlands that are of national importance according to the ‘Bomenstichting’ (Tree Foundation). In many cases, these trees combine an advanced age with a special beauty or rarity, or can be seen as iconic specimens in their environment. The register currently contains about 15,000 objects: solitary trees, avenues and groups of trees.

Through an intensive inventory, the 'Bomenstichting' has a good overview of the special trees in The Netherlands. The foundation stimulates public authorities and administrators to take adequate protective measures to protect these monuments. Ensuring that monumental trees are preserved and remain in good condition is the aim of the foundation.

The conditions for a tree to be included in the National Register of Monumental Trees can be found on the website of the foundation.

Data Records

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1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Bomenstichting. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 0360c673-20fc-420a-845a-05d20f185dcf.  Bomenstichting publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen


Jeroen Philippona
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Postbus 1075
6801BB Arnhem
Rolf van Leeningen
  • Programmer
  • Originator
Project manager
Stichting RAVON
Toernooiveld 1
NL-6525 ED Nijmegen
Jeroen Creuwels
  • Originator
Data manager
PO Box 9517
NL-2300 RA Leiden
Linda Tiggelman
  • Metadata Provider
Postbus 1075
6801BB Arnhem
Niels Raes
  • Processor
Node manager
PO Box 9517
NL-2300 RA Leiden

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands.

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.75, 3.31], North East [53.58, 7.23]

Taxonomic Coverage

Various tree species

Class Magnoliopsida, Pinopsida, Gingkoopsida
Family Fagaceae, Malvaceae (Mallows)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1400-present

Additional Metadata