Place Bisschoffsheim Watermael-Boitsfort
GPS coordinates :
50.7985 , 4.4164
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Tilia platyphyllos
French name :
Tilleul à larges feuilles
Dutch name :
English name :
Large-leaved lime
Family :
Height :
26 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
350 cm
Expected circumference :
700 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000–2000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate

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 :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. <> Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 42, 1889

Features and characters of the individual

This tree grows in the heart of district’s political, economic, social and cultural life. The tree knows the district’s inhabitants very well: its immense crown forms a dome that provides shelter for people think, reflect and confide amongst one another. The tree lives with them, following the rhythm of the market that takes place at its feet every week. Many social and cultural festivities are also held around the kiosk in front of it. This great tree has been standing here in the middle of Place Bisschoffsheim for nearly 200 years. This is not the municipal square of Watermael-Boitsfort, but it reminds us of these large solitary lime trees that frequently provide shade in village squares.