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Pedunculate oak on the Place de Liernu in Liernu

There is one pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) on the Place de Liernu in Liernu (municipality of Eghezée).

This tree is called "Gros Chêne de Liernu".

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@0 mGirth@1.3 mGirth@1.5 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
198514.24 m?9.85 mBELTREES-
200614.65 m?9.95 mTim B0.5 cm/year
201314.40 m10.42 m10.10 mJeroen Philippona2 cm/year

The growth rate shown in the table shows the yearly average increase in girth since the last measurement. This value only gives an indication of the growth rate, since every measurement could be done at slightly different heights and during different periods of the year. Its height is exactly 17.40 m (Dec 1, 2013, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), Jeroen Philippona). This tree was planted around the year 1400 ± 50, which makes it around 614 ± 50 years old (Tim B, Oct 1, 2011).

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Gros Chêne de Liernu (pedunculate oak "1649")

Place de Liernu, picture by Jeroen Philippona

Place de Liernu, picture by Vincent Mauritz

Place de Liernu, picture by Wim Brinkerink

Place de Liernu, picture by Sisley

Place de Liernu, picture by Sisley

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