Parc de Woluwe Woluwé-Saint-Pierre
GPS coordinates :
50.8337 , 4.4255
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Alnus cordata
French name :
Aulne à feuilles cordées
Dutch name :
Italiaanse hartbladige els
English name :
Italian alder
Family :
Height :
19 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25–30 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
204 cm
Expected circumference :
300 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live between 80 and 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
Corsica, southern Italy
Favorite soil :
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

This is a tree’s silhouette makes its mark on the landscape. Its crown is upright/vertical and compact, with an intense green colour that grabs your attention. Together with two companions of the same species, they form a small grove where the paths cross. Although its silhouette could be considered typical of the alder genus, its leaves aren’t at all! Forming the shape of a heart (“cordata” in its Latin name means “heart-shaped”), these leaves might make you think this is a lime tree. However, its flowers are unmistakably grouped in oval catkins. If you see small dry cones on a leafy tree which make you think of conifer cones, then you are probably looking at an alder.