Adress
Leopold Park Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8391 , 4.3794
Scientific inventory
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Tree-Walk through Leopold's Park

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Aesculus hippocastanum
French name :
Marronnier commun
Dutch name :
Witte paardenkastanje
English name :
Common horse chestnut
Family :
Aesculus
Height :
25 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
367 cm
Expected circumference :
700 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300 years
Origin / Indigenous
Originally from the Balkans and Anatolia, it spread throughout Europe in the middle of the 16th century
Favorite soil :
Likes all soil types, but not too dry if possible
Favorite climate
Cool to temperate and Mediterranean

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++
Enhances the biodiversity :
+
Provide oxygen :
++
Purify the air :
+++
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
++
Softens the climate :
++
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
+
Collection of the Belgian State, permanent loan to the Meise Botanic Garden : Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 47, 1889

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