Features and characters of the individual
Urban Ecology Brussels has chosen to draw attention to a living being, not just a piece of the landscape. A choice that is not insignificant:
*"Perched upright at the crossroads of the alleys of the Wolvendael park, with huge branches going in different directions, this chestnut tree could make you think of a signpost. It would be forgetting that it also has a treasure of its own, too often forgotten: the chestnut. Unlike the walnut, the chestnut is edible. Delicious roasted, it would also be used to make flour in times of war when it was difficult to find wheat flour. Fruit trees are very rare in Brussels, and walkers who know the vein are delighted to see them. In Wolvendael Park, many chestnut trees are fenced off with cranks, which are often pushed aside by passers-by to pick up fallen chestnuts. It is moreover inspired by this informal use as a common good that the ARBRES project was launched, in order to make more common goods in Brussels bear fruit with trees.
For more information on the project ARBRES