GPS coordinates :
50.8274 , 4.2924
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Betula nigra
French name :
Bouleau noir
Dutch name :
Zwarte berk
English name :
River birch
Family :
Height :
15 m (approx)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–15 m
Diameter of the crown :
14 m
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
United States of America, east and south-east
Favorite soil :
Prefers light and fresh soil, not too dry or too much clay
Favorite climate
Cool/temperate to boreal

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 :

Features and characters of the individual

This is a strange little grove, composed of trio of river birch trees. Their trunks are a little sinuous, and their branches asymmetrical. They grew together freely, in a somewhat disorganised manner. However, a certain harmony resides in the chaos: together they make a whole, like a single large birch with particularly dense foliage. With river birch trees, it is not uncommon to come across trees with several trunks (multi-stemmed). But here it is not the case, these three birches are listed separately in the inventory of remarkable trees. In fact, two of them are the largest of their kind in the region.

© Photo : Bruno Campanella – Patrimoine naturel, Brussels Region
© Photo : Bruno Campanella – Patrimoine naturel, Brussels Region