Adress
Botanical Garden Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
GPS coordinates :
50.8550 , 4.3633
Scientific inventory

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Platanus x hispanica
French name :
Platane à feuille d’érable
Dutch name :
Gewone plataan
English name :
London plane
Family :
Platanaceae
Height :
34 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
18 m
Trunk circumference :
518 cm
Expected circumference :
800 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300–500 years
Origin / Indigenous
Crossed in Spain or southern France around 1650
Favorite soil :
light, fresh, fertile
Favorite climate
Temperate warm, but also temperate fresh

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++ very wide crown, beautiful visual effect on the city landscape
Enhances the biodiversity :
+ ordinary species, used as a cover for a whole series of birds and mammals
Provide oxygen :
+++ enormous leaf area
Purify the air :
+++ idem
Filter the water :
+++ idem, especially in high traffic
Prevents flooding :
+ well-draining soil on the site
Stores carbon :
++ regular growth, large wood mass
Softens the climate :
+++ shaded atmosphere
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
+ wood

Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
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