Parc des Muses Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
GPS coordinates :
50.8546 , 4.3173
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Castanea sativa
French name :
Dutch name :
Tamme kastanje
English name :
Sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Family :
Height :
24 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
16 m
Trunk circumference :
405 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

This tree is firmly anchored in the ground with its large base. However, it does not seem to be that still at all. From the base, its trunk winds around slightly on its axis, as do its three winding main branches. The deep grooves of its grey/brown bark go along with this curved movement towards the sky. This spiral trajectory is often found in chestnut trees, and it can make them seem like they are vividly animated.