De Dikke Boom - Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker
N 51° 29.715 E 004° 17.401
31U E 589550 N 5705689
Quick Description: Large 140 years old tree at the Gouvernementsplein in Bergen op Zoom.
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 12:27:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM14YFG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 5

Long Description:
NL Op een plein in Bergen op Zoom zie je hem meteen staan, de Dikke Boom. Een opvallend grote plataan met aan de voet een gedicht van Bert Bevers.

"Op deze locatie stond vanaf eind dertiende eeuw het St. Maartensgasthuis. Later werd hier een Gouvernementsgebouw geplaatst. Rond 1868 of 1880 werd in de tuin van het Gouvernementsgebouw een plataan geplant op de plaats waar ooit de toren van het St. Maartensgasthuis had gestaan. In 2002 is een roestvrijstalen bord bij de boom geplaatst met een gedicht met de titel "Dikke Boom" van de Bergse dichter Bert Bevers."
ENG On a square in Bergen op Zoom you immediately see it, the Dikke Boom. A remarkably large plane tree with a poem by Bert Bevers at the foot.

"The St. Maartensgasthuis was located at this location from the end of the thirteenth century. Later a Government building was placed here. Around 1868 or 1880 a plane tree was planted in the garden of the Government building on the site where the tower of the St. Maartensgasthuis had once stood. In 2002 a stainless steel sign was placed near the tree with a poem titled "Dikke Boom" by the Bergse poet Bert Bevers."
Genus/Species: plane tree

Height: 75

Girth: 15

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Other public property

Age: 140

Historical significance:
Tree probably planted around the year 1880

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking coordinates: N 51° 29.765 E 004° 17.611

Walk time: 5

Planter: Not listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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