Chée. de Ninove 1001 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
GPS coordinates :
50.8465 , 4.2895
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Height :
8-10 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
5 m
Trunk circumference :
170 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

For the children playing in the shade of its foliage, this little hornbeam must look like a giant. It looks like it’s hard, strong, and nothing could happen to it. However, this tree is in fact very sensitive. The vibrations coming from screams and games all around can be felt in its leaves, its trunk, and its roots. In addition, it has a fragile base; whenever the roots get trampled on, it cause stress for tree. Really, it’s true!