Adress
Parc Astrid Anderlecht
GPS coordinates :
50.8334 , 4.2998

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Betulaceae
Height :
23 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
22 m
Trunk circumference :
310 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Native to Belgium
Favorite soil :
Neutral, quite rich, clayish and cool
Favorite climate
Temperate, continental, resistant to cold

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
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Enhances the biodiversity :
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Provide oxygen :
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Purify the air :
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Filter the water :
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Prevents flooding :
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Stores carbon :
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Softens the climate :
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Limits soil erosion :
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Does good, heals :
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Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the individual

Not far from the stadium, this smooth-barked tree with its ‘muscular’ trunk seems to carry itself like a hornbeam. Without a doubt, this tree belongs to a hardy species. How long will it stand up against human pressure? Its roots are trampled by crowds leaving the stadium, and the soil is densely compacted by pedestrians who often sit at the foot of the tree…