Elisabeth park
GPS coordinates :
50.8658 , 4.3236
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Height :
15 to 20 m (estimation)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
263 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

This tree is coming to maturity. It has spread and filled out over time, and now its crown is well branched. Its branches are beginning to hang, which makes it look more like a mature hornbeam. Indeed, its earlier branches were straighter, and its crown was ovoid in shape, slightly pulled upwards by the sky. Its leaves and clusters of winged fruits are close enough to be seen from below.