Parc Paulus Saint-Gilles
GPS coordinates :
50.8293 , 4.3478
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Juglans nigra
French name :
Noyer noir
Dutch name :
Zwarte walnoot
English name :
Black walnut
Family :
Height :
23 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 50 m
Diameter of the crown :
14 m
Trunk circumference :
254 cm
Expected circumference :
600 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central and eastern North America, introduced to France in 1629
Favorite soil :
Prefers rich, chalky, well-draining soil
Favorite climate
Temperate and continental

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

This tree grows in an understated way on an embankment just above a playground, exuding a certain benevolent force. This guardian, with its straight trunk, beckons families in the spring with its soft green foliage that contrasts with its dark bark. A regular yet very cracked bark is characteristic of this species. In the summer, its trunk is a pillar that provides beautiful shade – good for play or chatting.