Parc de Forest Forest
GPS coordinates :
50.8223 , 4.3380
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Acer monspessulanum
French name :
Erable de Montpellier
Dutch name :
Franse esdoorn
English name :
French maple, Montpellier maple
Family :
Height :
11 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10 m, sometimes a little more
Diameter of the crown :
12 m
Trunk circumference :
165 cm
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central and Southern Europe, North Africa, Middle East
Favorite soil :
Likes chalky soils, avoid acidic soils
Favorite climate
Mediterranean, but due to global warming it is gradually adapting to the temperate climates in northern France

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 tree from southern France that thrives in Parc de Forest, close to the cafe. It’s not surprising that it acclimatises so well. Because French/Montpellier maple trees like to grow in vineyard areas and enjoy the sandy soils of cafe terraces or a boules/pétanques terrain. In springtime, its flowers give the tree a greenish-yellow colour and in autumn its foliage is more of a red colour. Definitely make the most of this! This small-sized tree has a big thirst for light, but its neighbours towering above are starting to cover it with a little shade.