Parc de Wolvendael Uccle
GPS coordinates :
50.7975 , 4.3469
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Larix decidua
French name :
Mélèze d’Europe / Mélèze commun
Dutch name :
Europese lork
English name :
European larch
Family :
Height :
22 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
12 m
Trunk circumference :
247 cm
Expected circumference :
Expected longevity :
Can live for 500 years, sometimes up to 1000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
All, but acidic and compact
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate, mountainous

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 tree, the 2nd largest larch in the region, is a magnificent specimen. At the edge of the path, slightly isolated, its conical silhouette can capture your eye anytime of year. Its bright and changing colours invite visitors in all seasons. In early spring, its new needles are bright green and almost look appetising. If you take the time to stop on the path that passes next to it, you may have the chance to observe its small deep-red flowers and its young grey-yellow branches. And then, in autumn, its foliage turns golden yellow: a show that has earned it the nickname “the golden tree”. When the foliage is shed, the soil is covered in ochre. And then in winter, its red-brown bark will catch your eye. Really, everything about this tree is colourful: even its pinkish brown wood, which can be seen between the chips of its bark.