Le Peuplier Noir - Brantôme, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 45° 21.684 E 000° 38.860
31T E 315770 N 5025790
Quick Description: [EN] The Black Poplar rooted in Brantôme has officially been awarded the "Remarkable Tree" label. [FR] Le Peuplier Noir enraciné à Brantôme s'est officiellement vu attribuer le label "Arbre Remarquable".
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 10/31/2022 3:54:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM16YJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"It is old, twisted and wrinkled, but of a majestic scope that commands admiration. The Black Poplar rooted in Brantôme has officially been awarded the "Remarkable Tree" label. The Populus Nigra is rather common in our latitudes, but it must be recognized that this one is out of the ordinary.

Firstly because this supposed tree with a lifespan of 150 to 200 years rarely reaches this venerable age. Its rapid growth means that it is often used after about ten years for its white, soft and supple wood. But this venerable met a different fate.

Taking refuge in the Jardin aux moines, adjacent to the abbey of Brantôme in the Dordogne, it survived the appetites of the forest for about two centuries. He could be between 180 and 250 years old. Today with a relatively short trunk, it still reaches 10.15 m in circumference at its deepest point, i.e. a diameter of about 3 meters!

The circumference of the tree trunk, measured at a height of 1.50 m, is approximately 10.15 m (March 1, 2022). The height is about 40 m (March 1, 2022). This tree was planted approximately in 1810 ± 50, so the age today is approximately 212 ± 50 years (August 16, 2022)."

Sources : The Tree

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"Il est vieux, tordu et ridé, mais d'une ampleur majestueuse qui force l'admiration. Le Peuplier Noir enraciné à Brantôme s'est officiellement vu attribuer le label "Arbre Remarquable". Le Populus Nigra est plutôt commun sous nos latitudes, mais il faut bien reconnaître que celui-ci sort de l'ordinaire.

D'abord parce que cet arbre supposé d'une longévité de 150 à 200 ans atteint rarement cet âge vénérable. Sa croissance rapide fait qu'il est souvent utilisé au bout d'une dizaine d'année pour son bois blanc, tendre et souple. Mais ce vénérable a connu un sort différent.

Réfugié dans le Jardin aux moines, adjacent à l'abbaye de Brantôme en Dordogne, il a survécu aux appétits forestiers pendant environ deux siècles. Il pourrait avoir entre 180 et 250 ans. Aujourd'hui doté d'un tronc relativement court, il atteint tout de même 10,15 m de circonférence au plus creux, soit un diamètre d'environ 3 mètres !

La circonférence du tronc de l'arbre, mesurée à une hauteur de 1,50 m, est environ 10,15 m (1 mars 2022). La hauteur mesure environ 40 m (1 mars 2022). Cet arbre a été planté environ en 1810 ± 50, donc l'âge aujourd'hui est environ 212 ± 50 ans (16 août 2022)."

Sources : L'Arbre

Genus/Species: Black Poplar / Peuplier noir

Height: 131

Girth: 32

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 212

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking coordinates: N 45° 21.720 W 000° 38.882

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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