Features and characters of the individual
This large ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) of the elegantissima variety stands in the middle of a mini arboretum at the entrance to the Abbey of La Cambre. It can be identified by its composed leaves with very narrow foliage. In winter, ash trees are recognisable by their large, black scaly buds. If you look inside the crown, you will see a multitude of shaft rejections growing on the main branches: this is a sign that the tree suffers from the compacted soil at its foot. With a circumference of 3.5 m, it is the second largest ash tree in Brussels of this rather rare variety.