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Initiated in 1982, Tree Mountain is an environmental art project designed to increase humanity’s commitment to securing ecological, social and cultural well-being.
Tree Mountain is elliptical in shape, 420 metres long, 270 metres wide and 28 metres high. It includes more than 10,000 pine trees planted according to a mathematical formula which is a combination of the golden section and a pineapple pattern. Each of the trees is dedicated to someone. The artwork was designed by the internationally renowned artist Agnes Denes and inaugurated on 14 June 1996.
Besides being environmental art, Tree Mountain aims to restore the environment in harmony with nature. The main idea was to landscape a former gravel pit, but Tree Mountain also contributes to the formation of clean groundwater. Tree Mountain will remain a protected area for centuries.