Four trial areas have been identified that could help contribute to biodiversity in the University Park.
The border area behind the hawthorn hedge along Ny Munkegade and Langelandsgade is an obvious place to convert to biodiversity. This is also where the ‘Fuldt Flor’ area has already been established. The border area will be sown with a variety of mixed seeds to grow meadow vegetation of low and varying heights.
In the courtyard by Physics (building complex 1520) and Biology (building complex 1350), the central space has been transformed into a meadow.
In the courtyard areas that are closed off from the central part of the park, a natural look has been created with meadow flowers and scattered trunks and large branches from the park’s oak trees, which, as dead wood, will serve as a habitat for insects. The trunks will be placed so they create small habitats. A few piles of natural stone will help create a microclimate for other types of insects.
Attempts will be made to replace the Sargent’s apple shrubbery with native varieties. Small twigs and brushwood, which are currently being stored in a temporary brushwood fence, will be laid out at the base of the shrubbery, where, along with scattered piles of leaves, they will create good habitats for insects.
In the areas of grass on the corner of Nørrebrogade, seed mixtures will be sown to produce low-growing meadow vegetation.
The meadow area by Høegh-Guldbergs Gade will be sown with seed mixtures to grow vegetation of low and varying heights. The lowest-growing varieties will be sown closest to the roads and paths, while the higher-growing varieties will be sown in the middle of the bed. The species will gradually intermingle, and a diverse and more natural area of vegetation will emerge.
In the more sloping grassy areas of the park, the possibility of introducing more low-growing rosette plants by replacing some existing plants or by scattering seed will be investigated. Although the new rosette plants will be very noticeable in the short term, it is hoped that they will spread and blend into the grass in the long term.
Today, in the area where the brooklet runs into the lakes, many non-native plant varieties can be seen, such as dogwoods, snowberries and the butterburs. In the coming seasons, these will be cut back and replaced with native plant varieties.