Features and characters of the individual
In the corner of one of Parc Egmont’s lawns, far from the competition of other trees, this walnut tree can spread out all of its branches and leaves to bathe in the light. Slowly but surely, this tree is ensuring the continuity of a very old walnut tree that grew nearby but has since died. It is quite withdrawn, but still sometimes attracts walkers due to the soft shade that it casts in the summer. It is most noticeable in the autumn, when its foliage turns bright yellow and its nuts are scattered across the ground. Its trunk leans slightly to one side, which indicates the direction of the prevailing winds. These winds are linked to the area of turbulence created by the large tower block behind the tree. Let’s hope that this tree stays put as long as its predecessor did!