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Sweet chestnut 'Kabouterboom' in the area Kastanjedal in Beek

There is one sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) in the area Kastanjedal in Beek (municipality of Berg en Dal).

This tree is called "Kabouterboom".

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
2010~8.33 mNardo Kaandorp-
20118.33 mNardo Kaandorp0 m/year
20128.35 mLeo Goudzwaard2 cm/year
20148.33 mWim Brinkerink-0.01 m/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 25 m (2009, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), Jeroen Philippona).


The age of the tree was estimated by these persons:
YearPlanting or germination yearAgeMeasurement
Oct 1, 20111650 ± 10365 ± 10 yNardo Kaandorp
Nov 19, 20111650 ± 50365 ± 50 yJeroen Philippona

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Kabouterboom (sweet chestnut "1690")

Kastanjedal, picture by Nardo Kaandorp, 2010-05-06

Kastanjedal, picture by Nardo Kaandorp

Kastanjedal, picture by Han van Meegeren, 2012-05-29

Kastanjedal, picture by Nardo Kaandorp

Kastanjedal, picture by Nardo Kaandorp

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