Features and characters of the individual
Contrary to its appearance, this tree from Asia is indeed an oak – even if its leaves aren’t lobed. It belongs to a rare species for Brussels. This tree is from the tree collection at the former Jardin Botanique National (National Botanic Garden). It has already reached maturity and will not continue to grow in height. The strange patterns on its bark draw your attention though. You can see concentric circles in some places, which are the tree’s method of covering old wounds when one of its branches are cut off or lost.