The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu

Species: Giant sequoia (Sequiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.)
Age: Morethan200 years
Region: Virton, Wallonia, Belgium

The patriarch who protects students

The redwood is the emblematic tree of the Collège Notre-Dame du Bonlieu. It sits in the honorary entrance of the College, where it has welcomed and still welcomes thousands of students. Many group photos have been taken at the foot of this majestic tree. He was depicted in a comic strip by an iconic Belgian author. This redwood is an important tree for the city of Virton, the school and its students, because it is an important part of the wooded heritage, and thanks to the biodiversity it hosts.
Tree of the year 2022
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