Parc Elisabeth Koekelberg
GPS coordinates :
50.8642 , 4.3248
Scientific inventory
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Histoires d'arbres (France)


Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Height :
26 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
269 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 :
Enhances the biodiversity :
Provide oxygen :
Purify the air :
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
Softens the climate :
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the individual

This tall Hornbeam of Parc Elisabeth is one of the most beautiful specimens in the region. On the edge of the wooded massif, it has had all the space and light to expand widely. Its shape is slightly weeping: walkers find shade, oxygen, freshness and comfort under its foliage in summer. Like in a small forest.

Twinning: Photo Christian Decamme, Hornbeam of la forêt de Compiègne.