Av. du Frêne 21 Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8758 , 4.3378
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Fraxinus excelsior
French name :
Frêne commun, grand frêne
Dutch name :
Gewone es
English name :
Common ash, European ash
Family :
Height :
25 à 30 m (estimation)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30–40 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
279 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 250 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe (and northern Asia)
Favorite soil :
Likes soils that are rich in nutrients, damp and fresh
Favorite climate

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

Contrary to what its name might suggest, this specie of ash is not really that “common” here. Trees of this species are amongst the largest hardwood trees in the region. This tree has found a spot that suits it well: in the middle of a block of houses. It soars up high in the sky. There’s a reason why its Latin name is “Fraxinus excelsior”: “excelsior” means “tall”/“high” in Latin. This tree’s crown is taller than the surrounding houses, so much so that the street’s name when translated to English means “Ash Street”.