Pond on rue de la Vignette Auderghem / Oudergem
GPS coordinates :
50.8145 , 4.4215
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix alba
French name :
Saule blanc
Dutch name :
Gewone wilg
English name :
White willow
Family :
Height :
20 m (estimation)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m, sometimes 30 m
Diameter of the crown :
20 m
Trunk circumference :
382 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, western and northern Asia, northern Africa
Favorite soil :
Prefers humid, light and fresh soils
Favorite climate

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 :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the [Meise Botanical Garden](<>). Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 27, 1889

Features and characters of the individual

This tree grows calmly and freely at the edge of the water, in a rather wild environment. If you go there, don’t look for a little willow silhouette. This white willow has not been pollarded, as is often the case. And so, it has soared up, its trunk is straight, its crown is formed by many branches going up to the sky. With age, the branches begin to fall a little. But it won’t start weeping: weeping willows are another species. When heading out to find this tree, you discover the pond on Rue de la Vignette and its green oasis in the heart of a very urbanised area. Standing near this tree, you almost feel like you’re in the countryside.