Parc d'Egmont Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8371 , 4.3556
Scientific inventory
In the mood of Park Egmont


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Cedrus libani
French name :
Cèdre du Liban
Dutch name :
English name :
Cedar of Lebanon
Family :
Height :
10 m (estimation)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
17 m
Trunk circumference :
283 cm
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 individual grows inconspicuously on the edge of Egmont Park. Its trunk is divided into two large main branches: one extends towards the houses on Rue du Grand Cerf and their small gardens, and the other towards the more wooded part of the park. Its silhouette makes it look more like it is covered in leaves than conifers. However, its fragrance is unmistakable: it is a conifer! Its small spirals of short needles, as well as its barrel-shaped cones with very close scales, are further indicators that this is indeed a Lebanon cedar.