Adress
Josaphat Park Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8603 , 4.3913
Scientific inventory
Strolling through Josaphat Park

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Abies grandis
French name :
Sapin de Vancouver
Dutch name :
Reuzenzilverspar
English name :
Gran fir
Family :
Pinaceae
Height :
29 m
Targeted height :
Diameter of the crown :
8 m
Trunk circumference :
224 cm
Expected circumference :
600 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 200–400 years
Origin / Indigenous
West USA
Favorite soil :
Deep, well-draining
Favorite climate

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++ sculpts the landscape, a landmark in the panorama
Enhances the biodiversity :
++ relatively rare species
Provide oxygen :
++
Purify the air :
++ medium but persistent foliage surface area
Filter the water :
-
Prevents flooding :
not relevant criterion: tree at the top of the slope
Stores carbon :
+ poorly durable and resistant heartwood
Softens the climate :
++ group shadow effect
Limits soil erosion :
+++ fixes the ground
Does good, heals :
+++ essential oils, Wood (boxes, paper, carpentry)
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. <https://www.plantentuinmeise.be/en/home/> Antoine, Die Coniferen, pl. 25, 1840

Features and characters of the individual

This Vancouver fir tree overlooks the spring that flows in Josaphat Park. Everything around this individual changes with the seasons. Its foliage remains deep green all year round: a landmark in the park. It was planted in the rockeries. It grows everything on the edge of one of the rocks. Its roots follow the rocky soil. It looks like he's standing on his tiptoes. A curiosity worth a visit.

Twinning

This individual has been twinned with a Vancouver fir tree growing in France, Emmanuelle Hay's favourite: "Majestic and humble at the same time, he welcomes us when we return home. The Seine et Marne where he lives includes a forest 🌳 very close to a huge shopping centre". Longitude: 48.7830778 - Latitude: 2.6050040

Photos: Priscille Cazin (Zerolutions/32shoot asbl)
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Vancouver fir, France, Seine et Marne.(gps 48.7830778; 2.6050040) © Photo: Emmanuelle Hay Bleton
Vancouver fir, France, Seine et Marne.(gps 48.7830778; 2.6050040) © Photo: Emmanuelle Hay Bleton
Vancouver fir, France, Seine et Marne.(gps 48.7830778; 2.6050040) © Photo: Emmanuelle Hay Bleton