Dudenpark Forest / Vorst
GPS coordinates :
50.8188 , 4.3328
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea
French name :
Hêtre pourpre
Dutch name :
Rode beuk
English name :
Copper beech, Purple European Beech
Family :
Height :
25 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 45 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
472 cm
Expected circumference :
800 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 350 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central and western Europe
Favorite soil :
Rich, well aerated, well drained
Favorite climate
Humid, with regular rain

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: Duhamel, Traité des arbres et arbustes, vol. 2, pl. 24, 1804

Features and characters of the individual

This copper beech is majestic. Its presence looks good at the park’s entrance. The extent and colour of its foliage are fascinating. Isolated at the top of a mound, at the edge of the wood, it has taken advantage of the abundant light and developed a very large crown. It creates a calm and soothing atmosphere around it. Whether it is to enjoy the fresh air or curl up and relax in its impressive intertwined roots, this tree is a popular meeting point.