Adress
Drève des Vendanges Forest
GPS coordinates :
50.8070 , 4.3217
Scientific inventory

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Castanea sativa
French name :
Châtaignier
Dutch name :
Tamme kastanje
English name :
Sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Family :
Fagaceae
Height :
20 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
18 m
Trunk circumference :
538 cm
Expected circumference :
900 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000 years
Origin / Indigenous
South-east Europe, Anatolia and North Africa
Favorite soil :
Loves humus-rich and well aerated soils
Favorite climate
Temperate and cool

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
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Enhances the biodiversity :
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Provide oxygen :
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Purify the air :
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Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
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Softens the climate :
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Limits soil erosion :
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Does good, heals :
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Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons - Köhler's Medicinal Plants 1887

Features and characters of the individual

It is impossible to miss this tree because its presence and character are so striking. With its short and powerful trunk, and its very broad and round crown, it has guarded the entrance of Drève des Vendanges for at least two centuries. It is firmly rooted in the history and life of the surrounding neighbourhood. Without it, the street’s overall appearance would be marred. It has overseen the birth and life of several generations of the neighbourhood’s inhabitants. In the summer, the street around it changes completely when its dark green and shiny foliage is adorned with golden flowers. Then, in autumn, they turn an orange-brown colour.

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions/32shoot asbl
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