Adress
Square/Av. Secretin Jette
GPS coordinates :
50.8795 , 4.3331
Scientific inventory

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Quercus frainetto
French name :
Chêne de Hongrie
Dutch name :
Hongaarse eik
English name :
Hungarian oak
Family :
Fagaceae
Height :
32 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
30 m
Trunk circumference :
511 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Relatively short lifespan for an oak tree, 300 years old
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern Europe through to northern Turkey
Favorite soil :
Rich in nutrients, well-draining
Favorite climate
Temperate

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 :
Does good, heals :
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Features and characters of the individual

Wedged between two benches, a parking lot and the tram cables, a tower block and the Jette cemetery, this tree shares Square Secrétin with a silver lime tree. Its age is a bit of an enigma: even through benefitting from good light, if it was actually planted in 1930, as is thought, it has grown surprisingly fast – it’s girth is already 5 m! Maybe oak and lime help each other grow?