Forest Abbey Forest
GPS coordinates :
50.8111 , 4.3170
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Tilia platyphyllos
French name :
Tilleul à larges feuilles
Dutch name :
English name :
Large-leaved lime
Family :
Height :
10 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
8 m
Trunk circumference :
40-42 cm
Expected circumference :
700 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000–2000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate

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 :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. <> Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 42, 1889

Features and characters of the individual

This tree makes a small wood all by itself. Growing in spot where a large lime tree used to stand, you can carefully squeeze inside and it feels like you’re stepped into a whole other world. You’ll find yourself in this mini forest, where a stump sits in humus-rich soil – surrounded by silver-coloured tree trunks and sheltered by thick green foliage. In this cocoon, the light is soft and the air is fresh and fragrant. From this hiding place, you can observe the abbey, its garden and various plots, and how children and other life bring them to life.