Molenbeek-Saint-Jean / Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8718 , 4.3425
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Velt
Contributors :


Latin name :
Ficus carica
French name :
Figuier commun
Dutch name :
English name :
Common Fig tree
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–15 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300 years (if planted in full ground)
Origin / Indigenous
Middle East and Mediterranean regions where it pollinates in the wild
Favorite soil :
Enjoys drained, damp or cool soils but can also deal with chalky or poor soils
Favorite climate

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 :

Features and characters of the individual

Brussels is provided with some very beautiful specimens of fig trees. This magnificent individual grows quietly in Tour et Taxi. Well exposed to the sun, leaning against a wall, it unfurls a beautiful crown. This tree has been noticed by Velt (Vereniging voor Ecologisch Leven en Tuinieren - Association for Ecological Living and Gardening). They added this "jewel" to Wood Wide Web on the occasion of the launch of the election for the most beautiful fruit tree of the year.*

To discover other fruit trees surrounding this tree.
If you visit this tree, and you like fig trees, you can go and see another one growing nearby.


Velt launches the election for the most beautiful Brussels fruit tree of the year: "We want to invite all the people of Brussels to take part in the election for the fruit tree of the year. Our capital has a treasure trove of fruit trees and orchards. Thanks to this action we hope to be able to spot as many fruit trees as possible and thus complete the map", says Velt

INFO: You can submit your fruit tree nomination to Velt before July 12, 2020###.

Contribution: - 23-04-2020
Contribution: - 23-04-2020