Petit Chemin vert Brussels (NOH)
GPS coordinates :
50.9012 , 4.3914
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix caprea
French name :
Saule marsault
Dutch name :
English name :
Goat willow
Family :
Height :
10 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 8–12 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
190 cm at the base (shrub)
Expected circumference :
300 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 60–80 years
Origin / Indigenous
Belgium, pioneering variety
Favorite soil :
Likes all soil types, even chalky
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 :
Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the individual

On your way to meet this pair of small goat willows, you will discover the Val du Bois des Beguines: an area of semi-natural rolling hills that is scarcely known to the public. These two trees have grown together. Their proportions are harmonious and balanced. When flowers (catkins) appear on the branches well before they appear on the leaves – this announces the arrival of spring. These two trees are the first to bloom, forming two bright yellow balls that brighten up the landscape.