Adress
Ixelles / Elsene
GPS coordinates :
50.8185 , 4.3757
Scientific inventory
Walk: the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre

Identity

Latin name :
Tilia x europaea
French name :
Tilleul commun
Dutch name :
Gewone linde
English name :
Common European linden
Family :
Tiliaceae
Height :
20 m (+-)
Targeted height :
Can reach 20 to 45 m
Diameter of the crown :
idem
Trunk circumference :
not measured
Expected circumference :
212 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live up to 500 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe
Favorite soil :
All
Favorite climate
Temperate

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++
Enhances the biodiversity :
+++
Provide oxygen :
++
Purify the air :
++
Filter the water :
ø
Prevents flooding :
ø
Stores carbon :
++
Softens the climate :
+++
Limits soil erosion :
ø
Does good, heals :
+++

Features and characters of the individual

This small-leaved lime tree is part of a double band of ten trees behind the church of the Abbaye de la Cambre. Their trunks are straight and regular, and their crowns have dense foliage forming a canopy, almost echoing sounds from the church. The gardener who planted them seems to have wanted to create a living monument. This group of trees spread a special atmosphere and light. When they all bloom together, they give a fragrance to the whole area around the abbey. They attract pollinating insects, and also walkers in the park. And at the end of June and beginning of July, they cover the ground with a fragrant and welcoming golden carpet. Children also like to roll in it!