Adress
Woluwé-Saint-Pierre
GPS coordinates :
50.8298 , 4.4392
Scientific inventory
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Identity

Latin name :
Sequoiadendron giganteum
French name :
Séquoia géant
Dutch name :
Mammoetboom
English name :
Giant sequoia
Family :
Taxodiaceae
Height :
25 m
Targeted height :
Can reach more than 90 m in America, 50-60 m in Belgium
Diameter of the crown :
2 m
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
1200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 2000 years, sometimes up to 3000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Favorite soil :
Deep and fresh
Favorite climate
Humid, mountainous
Illustrated Botany © Wikimedia Commons - The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2004

Features and characters of the individual

This giant grows right next to the playground of Parmentier Park. He protects children, participates in their adventures as "Indians and cowboys". Hence its nickname, "Cherokee", in homage to the Indians of its native land (Sierra Nevada).

This giant redwood, a tree that is part of the Brussels living heritage, has been noticed by our friends from the French association A.R.B.R.R.E.S. Links are being forged between our projects, between the trees of France and the trees of here. Every month we match a favorite tree: you can discover them by "leafing through" the portraits.

This tree is part of the Scientific Inventory of Remarkable Trees in the Brussels Region: http://arbres-inventaire.irisnet.be/arbre/Woluwe-Saint-Pierre_Parc_Parmentier/2693/12/12/

For more information: http://www.sequoias.eu (thanks to Marc Meyer who gave us a series of details about this species that fascinates him).

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions/32shoot asbl
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