Adress
Leopold Park Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8383 , 4.3788
Scientific inventory
Tree-Walk through Leopold's Park

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Castanea sativa
French name :
Châtaignier
Dutch name :
Tamme kastanje
English name :
Sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Family :
Fagaceae
Height :
15 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
182 cm
Expected circumference :
900 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000 years
Origin / Indigenous
South-east Europe, Anatolia and North Africa
Favorite soil :
Loves humus-rich and well aerated soils
Favorite climate
Temperate and cool

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
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Enhances the biodiversity :
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Provide oxygen :
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Purify the air :
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Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
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Softens the climate :
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Limits soil erosion :
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Does good, heals :
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Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons - Köhler's Medicinal Plants 1887

Features and characters of the individual

Chestnut trees like to grow on hillsides. This young tree has found its place here. It vigorously pushes itself down the hill at Leopold Park. Its dense, glossy dark green and well-cut foliage really stands out on the slope. Waving to people passing by, its shading effect reminds them to take a break on sunny days. In summer, its fragrance and surroundings of cream-coloured flowers attracts them like with bees. And in Autumn, it invites people to gather its chestnuts.

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions/32shoot asbl
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