Place des sorbiers Ganshoren
GPS coordinates :
50.8767 , 4.3168
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Acer platanoides
French name :
Erable plane
Dutch name :
Noorse esdoorn
English name :
Norway maple
Family :
Height :
12 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30 m
Diameter of the crown :
15 m
Trunk circumference :
205 cm
Expected circumference :
400 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 200–400 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, Caucasus and Anatolia
Favorite soil :
All, but not too damp
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 :
Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the individual

It grabs your eye when you enter Place des Sorbiers, stealing the show in front of the attractive facades of the listed houses – especially when its foliage turns a flamboyant yellow in autumn. This tree with quite hardy. It has a bright future, provided that the pathways (and the bins) don’t get too close to its base. In this part of the park, it actually acts as centrepiece of the landscape.