Bosveldweg 80 Uccle / Ukkel
GPS coordinates :
50.8073 , 4.3638
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Castanea sativa
French name :
Dutch name :
Tamme kastanje
English name :
Sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Family :
Height :
19 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
415 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 :
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

The inhabitants of Bosveldweg enjoy the pleasant view of this chestnut tree. It grew freely and serenely at the end of the garden of a pretty half-timbered house. It took advantage of the space, and released its immense, well-rounded and well-balanced crown. It grows over the hedge, forms a canopy above the street, and brushes with the rooftops of houses nearby. This plant-made dome seems to guard the entire neighbourhood.