Josaphat Park Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8599 , 4.3876
Scientific inventory
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Strolling through Josaphat Park


Latin name :
Sequoiadendron giganteum
French name :
Séquoia géant
Dutch name :
English name :
Giant sequoia
Family :
Height :
25 m
Targeted height :
Can reach more than 90 m in America, 50-60 m in Belgium
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
504 cm
Expected circumference :
1200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 2000 years, sometimes up to 3000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Favorite soil :
Deep and fresh
Favorite climate
Humid, mountainous

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++ sculpts the landscape, a landmark in the panorama
Enhances the biodiversity :
Provide oxygen :
Purify the air :
+++ idem
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
Softens the climate :
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
Illustrated Botany © Wikimedia Commons - The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2004

Features and characters of the individual

"In these hot summer months of 2019, the Braille League Library organised a second series of storytelling walks in the Brussels parks, meeting some remarkable trees. A beautiful tactile, sonorous and perfumed exploration, including this giant sequence from the Josaphat Park.

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions/32shoot asbl