La Cambre Abbey Ixelles
GPS coordinates :
50.8193 , 4.3746
Walk: the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Fraxinus excelsior
French name :
Frêne commun
Dutch name :
Gewone es
English name :
Common ash, European ash
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Features and characters of the individual

This large ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) of the elegantissima variety stands in the middle of a mini arboretum at the entrance to the Abbey of La Cambre. It can be identified by its composed leaves with very narrow foliage. In winter, ash trees are recognisable by their large, black scaly buds. If you look inside the crown, you will see a multitude of shaft rejections growing on the main branches: this is a sign that the tree suffers from the compacted soil at its foot. With a circumference of 3.5 m, it is the second largest ash tree in Brussels of this rather rare variety.