Clos 't Jaegerke Jette
GPS coordinates :
50.8909 , 4.3198
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix caprea
French name :
Saule marsault
Dutch name :
English name :
Goat willow
Family :
Height :
8 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 8–12 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
292 cm (50 cm above the soil)
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

This slightly strange tree grows in the bottom of the enclosed plot, in a grassy space. Its trunk and crown show traces of successive trimming that has given it this open and spread out shape. Cuts that have formed on each level are now closing, forming bulges on each level in their place. At this stage, the tree needs maintenance and regular trimming. Without this, the weight of the branches may crack the forks at the base of the trunk. Here, man and tree are now linked.