GPS coordinates :
50.8343 , 4.3001
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Cedrus libani
French name :
Cèdre du Liban
Dutch name :
English name :
Cedar of Lebanon
Family :
Height :
27 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
14 m
Trunk circumference :
269 cm in 2003
Expected circumference :
700 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300–500 years
Origin / Indigenous
North Africa, Asia Minor
Favorite soil :
Well drained soils
Favorite climate
Sensitive to frost in the early years

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 :
Collection of the Belgian Federal State on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 27ter, 1892-1898

Features and characters of the individual

This Lebanon cedar grows at the edge of Astrid Park, by the pathway. Its fragrance attracts those walking by, stopping at the foot of the tree to play, because its sturdy horizontal branches close to the ground are perfect for climbing into its crown. It’s hard to resist! Yet, its already lost two of its lower branches: is it from people swinging on it? Its crown is also more understated on the side of the path than on the lawn-side... almost as if it’s trying to keep a low profile. Higher up, it has found more freedom and balance.