Jardin Jean Félix Hap Etterbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8344 , 4.3855
Scientific inventory


Latin name :
Acer pseudoplatanus
French name :
Erable sycomore
Dutch name :
Gewone esdoorn
English name :
Sycamore maple, Great maple, Plane tree
Family :
Height :
20 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
245 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 600 years
Origin / Indigenous
Throughout Europe through to East Asia
Favorite soil :
Favorite climate

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 :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the [Meise Botanical Garden](<>). Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 44, 1889

Features and characters of the individual

This individual is one of the large trees that shape the garden’s landscape. In the middle of the park, at the edge of the lawn, it has been able to conquer the surrounding space to get all the light. Its large crown has stretched out freely in all directions. Ever since its branches joined with those of the neighbouring plot, this sycamore maple is now growing more towards the lawn. This is where visitors sit after walking, taking shelter under its foliage. Be careful not to compact the soil at its base too much though!