Rue du Rempart des Moines 100 Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8505 , 4.3429
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Ulmus glabra
French name :
Orme de montagne, Orme blanc
Dutch name :
Ruwe iep
English name :
Mountain elm
Family :
Height :
14 m
Targeted height :
Diameter of the crown :
9 m
Trunk circumference :
178 cm
Expected circumference :
Expected longevity :
Can live up to 500 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, northern Africa, Caucasus and Anatolia
Favorite soil :
Likes well draining soils that are rich and humid
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 :

Features and characters of the individual

This tree is part of a small grove of five wych elms.
Brussels city gardeners have lined them up at the foot of two social housing blocks. As their branches are spread out and they have a very dense foliage, they form a pretty sort of forest in the shade: the perfect place to meet in the summer. Residents sit on the little wall supporting the elm’s soil. The trees overhear their conversations. Children play around them in the afternoon. Elders meet up here at the end of the day, then young people are there at night listening to their music.