Parc Tournay - Solvay Watermael-Boitsfort
GPS coordinates :
50.7943 , 4.4100
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Sequoiadendron giganteum
French name :
Séquoia géant
Dutch name :
English name :
Giant sequoia
Family :
Height :
30 m
Targeted height :
Can reach more than 90 m in America, 50-60 m in Belgium
Diameter of the crown :
15 m
Trunk circumference :
661 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

It’s the enormous base of this tree that grabs your attention as you pass by. Then you’ll notice its intriguing, red-brown bark, which is fibrous, thick and soft. The thick bark protects the tree from fires. The sequoia in Parc Tournay-Solvay is often put to the test by dogs scratching and clawing at its bark, and from being knocked by people passing by. If you walk past yourself, rather than taking any frustrations out on this giant, lean back comfortably against its trunk, look up and let yourself be carried away by its dizzying height. This tree can really open up your imagination.