Fontenay park Etterbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8296 , 4.3928
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Juglans regia
French name :
Noyer royal
Dutch name :
English name :
Family :
Height :
13 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
164 cm
Expected circumference :
600 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300 years
Origin / Indigenous
Balkans through to Central Asia
Favorite soil :
Prefers rich, deep, aerated and light soils
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

Two benches were placed either side of this walnut tree. But this tree has only spread out its beautiful silhouette on one side. As if by coincidence, it’s the bench covered by this tree that entices more walkers. It leans over them delicately, as if to keep them company or listen to their stories. Walnut trees normally have a well-rounded crown. Did this tree lose one of its main branches during its earlier years? Or did it grow next to another tree that has since disappeared? Sitting on the bench, these are the questions that spring to mind.