Roodebeek park Woluwé-Saint-Lambert / Sint-Lambrechts- Woluwe
GPS coordinates :
50.8498 , 4.4235
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Fagus sylvatica
French name :
Hêtre commun, hêtre d’Europe
Dutch name :
English name :
European beech, common beech
Family :
Height :
20 m (approx)
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35 m
Diameter of the crown :
15 m
Trunk circumference :
320 cm
Expected circumference :
800 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 350 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
All soils, not very demanding
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate, humid environment, sensitive to drought

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 - Köhler's Medicinal Plants 1887

Features and characters of the individual

This tree is part of Parc de Roodebeek. It is one of the trees that witnessed the rapid, man-made landscape transform around it in the late 18th and early 19th century. First it saw its environment deteriorate, with the column nearby being dug up. Then sand and stones were laid down not far from the tree. It has given way to a little forest park, open to the public. Many different tree species, including other notable beech trees, grow on the hillside. They require a lot of car though, as the ground under their feet is giving way. Whereas, this tree finds itself at the back of the pavilion, between a car park and a path leading to the woods.