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Common hornbeam in the Merwesteinpark

This page contains specific information about common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Variety 'Quercifolia' '8596', which can be found in the Merwesteinpark in Dordrecht.

This tree is called "Boom 48".

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
20122.90 mWim Brinkerink-
20142.95 mWim Brinkerink3 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 13.80 m (Apr 9, 2014, laser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder), Wim Brinkerink). This tree was planted around the year 1885 ± 5, which makes it around 129 ± 5 years old (Wim Brinkerink, Jul 10, 2012).

The tree is a specimen of the cultivar 'Quercifolia'.

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Photos

The photos are provided by Wim Brinkerink.

Merwesteinpark, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2014-04-09

Merwesteinpark, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2014-04-09

Merwesteinpark, picture by Wim Brinkerink

Merwesteinpark, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2014-04-09

Merwesteinpark, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2014-04-17

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