This page contains specific information about common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), 'Quercifolia' '8596', which can be found in the Merwesteinpark in Dordrecht.This tree is called "Boom 48".
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 130 ± 5 years old (Wim Brinkerink, Jul 10, 2012).
Girth growth rateThe girth was measured more than once:
|Year||Girth@1.3 m||Measurement||Girth growth rate|
|2012||2.90 m||Wim Brinkerink||-|
|2014||2.95 m||Wim Brinkerink||3 cm/year|
The tree is a specimen of the cultivar Carpinus betulus 'Quercifolia'.