Here 27 trees are described in the Sonian Forest in Hoeilaart
The Sonian Forest (Dutch: Zoniënwoud, French: Forêt de Soignes) is a 4,421-hectare (10,920-acre) forest that lies across the south-eastern part of city of Brussels.
The forest is part of the scattered remains of the ancient Charcoal Forest. The first mention of the Sonian Forest (Soniaca Silva) dates from the early Middle Ages.
The forest reserve Kersselaerspleyn was planted with beech in 1777 after being clearcut. Since 1983 it is left without forest management, it is a forest reserve since 1995. Since 2005 the reserve is enlarged to over 200 ha.
The old core reserve has nearly only beech, in the newer parts of the reserve there are also many large oaks.
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Schone Eik (pedunculate oak "1861")
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