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Japanese horse chestnut in the Hortus Botanicus

This page contains specific information about Japanese horse chestnut (Aesculus turbinata) '2061', which can be found in the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden.

The girth of the tree, measured at a height of 1.30 m, is 3.68 m (2009, Leo Goudzwaard).


The height was measured more than once:
YearHeightMeasurementMeasurement method
2009~26.50 m Leo GoudzwaardMeasurement method unknown
2013-05-1515.20 mWim BrinkerinkLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.This tree was planted around the year 1870 ± 10, which makes it around 145 ± 10 years old (Leo Goudzwaard, Oct 1, 2011).

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The photos are provided by Leo Goudzwaard, and Wim Brinkerink.

Hortus Botanicus, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2008-11-02

Hortus Botanicus, picture by Leo Goudzwaard

Hortus Botanicus, picture by Wim Brinkerink, 2008-11-02

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