Corner of Rue des Bougainvillées and Avenue du Condor Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
GPS coordinates :
50.8520 , 4.3031
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Juglans regia
French name :
Noyer royal
Dutch name :
English name :
Family :
Height :
11 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35 m
Diameter of the crown :
16 m
Trunk circumference :
226 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

Walnuts trees don’t grow along the streets of Brussels. And with good reason! Their particularly tasty nuts are not the preferred choice of motorists. This magnificent walnut tree doesn’t have a lots of admirers. On the contrary, for motorists this tree does everything it can to dirty their cars. But some people from the area still maintain the nostalgia of when this tree was in the countryside. They ask themselves, who was it that had the bright idea to put parking spaces… under a walnut tree! This tree has seen apartment blocks pop up like mushrooms in the surrounding fields. And the tarmac over the soil near its roots is taking over. There’s no need to point fingers at this tree, it has been through enough already as it is. There is a small meadow just behind the tree, reminding it of more rural times. And whether people like it or not, this tree still has a central space within the landscape.