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  1. La commune de Lo-Reninge est composée de quatre sections. Lo et Reninge sont les plus grandes avec plus de 1.000 habitants. Noordschote et Pollinkhove sont deux villages de taille inférieure.
    D'après la légende, l'if commun (taxus baccata) qui jouxte la Porte ouest de la ville aurait servit à Jules César pour attacher son cheval: il a donc été baptisé "Arbre à Caesar". Il mesure environ 5m et a une circonférence mesurée à 2,1m.

  2. "Caesarsboom" or "Caesar's Tree" is a very old tree whose precise age is unknown but is believed to be over 2000 years in age. It grows in Lo, a town in Lo-Reninge, a municipality of the West Flanders region. Its species is Taxus baccata, common name European Yew. It is considered as a national monument of Belgium.
    According to a long-held local legend, Julius Caesar stopped at this tree during his military campaign in the area, tied his horse to it, and took a nap in the shadow of its foliage.
    The tree grows beside a city gate(called "Westgate"), a medieval arch built in the 14th century (and restored in 1852 and 1991).
    Although the trunk is partially hollow and some of its branches are supported with iron pins, "Caesarsboom" is apparently still growing and has even increased in size over the last century.