Parc Duden Forest
GPS coordinates :
50.8155 , 4.3294
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Fagus sylvatica
French name :
Hêtre commun, hêtre d’Europe
Dutch name :
English name :
European beech, common beech
Family :
Height :
30 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35 m
Diameter of the crown :
16 m
Trunk circumference :
454 cm
Expected circumference :
800 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 350 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
All soils, not very demanding
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate, humid environment, sensitive to drought

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 - Köhler's Medicinal Plants 1887

Features and characters of the individual

This beech decorates the lawn of the beautifully neo-classical Parc Duden. It has grown quietly, a little on the sidelines. Its competitors for light – the trees of the neighbouring mature forest – are able to indulge in much more light. But there is no need to have its crown very high up in the sky though. It has taken advantage of the open space of the park to grow its crown, spread its branches as much as it wanted. Its huge oval crown invites walkers and film students (from INRACI) to sit down near it. Be careful not to crush the roots too much though, as they are very shallow under the surface of the ground.