The Arboretum in the valley of the river Aubonne in the canton of Vaud was founded in 1968. The area covers about 200 hectares of meadows and forests. Nine well-marked paths lead to a universe of 3,000 species of trees and shrubs from different continents. The trees from the United States and Japan are present, but also the traditional forests, shrubs and trees of Swiss and other European regions can be found there. The Arboretum also maintains the Wood Museum (Musée du Bois). This museum is also a tribute to the woodworking and forestry crafts. The museum houses a collection of 1,500 objects of (antique) wooden objects and tools. (More information:www.arboretum.ch).