Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This tree grows in the heart of district’s political, economic, social and cultural life. The tree knows the district’s inhabitants very well: its immense crown forms a dome that provides shelter for people think, reflect and confide amongst one another. The tree lives with them, following the rhythm of the market that takes place at its feet every week. Many social and cultural festivities are also held around the kiosk in front of it. This great tree has been standing here in the middle of Place Bisschoffsheim for nearly 200 years. This is not the municipal square of Watermael-Boitsfort, but it reminds us of these large solitary lime trees that frequently provide shade in village squares.