Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Lime trees are known for getting along well with maple trees (and ash trees) in the forest. This also seems to be the case in this band of trees bordering the Place du Petit Sablon. Together, they form a vaulted gallery across the square. This gallery of greenery features 48 bronze sculptures on display, representing the trades that Brussels was formerly known for.
In this setting, between a passemanterie (maker of artful trimmings) and a cabinetmaker, this majestic lime tree grabs the attention of those passing by. Its leaves have a silvery shimmer, which can be seen reflected in the windows of neighbouring buildings. Standing next to the garden, the tree offers gentle shade for walkers.