Sauvagère Park Uccle / Ukkel
GPS coordinates :
50.7884 , 4.3499
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Sequoiadendron giganteum
French name :
Séquoia géant
Dutch name :
English name :
Giant sequoia
Family :
Height :
31 m
Targeted height :
Can reach more than 90 m in America, 50-60 m in Belgium
Diameter of the crown :
12 m
Trunk circumference :
547 cm
Expected circumference :
1200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 2000 years, sometimes up to 3000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Favorite soil :
Deep and fresh
Favorite climate
Humid, mountainous

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 - The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 2004

Features and characters of the individual

Amongst the remarkable trees that grow in Parc de la Sauvagère, there is one you will notice even from far away. It’s the king of the forest: a giant sequoia. Children often play at the foot of its trunk. It’s the totem pole of the playground. Its soft bark serves not only as a cushion, but also sometimes a punchbag. This tree is tender, welcomes affection, listens to secrets, consoles people’s worries and puts up with bursts of anger. Its presence is reassuring. It plays a role in enhancing the park’s sense of harmony.