Adress
Josaphat Park Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8612 , 4.3879
Scientific inventory
Strolling through Josaphat Park

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Taxodium distichum
French name :
Cyprès chauve
Dutch name :
Moerascipres
English name :
Bald cypress
Family :
Taxaceae
Height :
30 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35–45 m
Diameter of the crown :
6 m
Trunk circumference :
296 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for more than 1200 years, perhaps up to 3000 years in its area of origin
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern USA
Favorite soil :
Likes damp soils
Favorite climate
Temperate, warm (and preferably damp), but adapts to cool temperate climates

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++ adorns the edge of the pond
Enhances the biodiversity :
++ relatively rare species
Provide oxygen :
++ large leaf area in summer
Purify the air :
+
Filter the water :
+++ appreciate moist soils
Prevents flooding :
+++
Stores carbon :
++
Softens the climate :
+
Limits soil erosion :
++
Does good, heals :
ornamental species
Collection of the Belgian Federal State on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 32bis, 1892-1898

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Photo: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
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