Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
With its strange double-trunk silhouette and a figure-eight crown that soars up high, this hornbeam does not go unnoticed to anyone on the lawn. The neighbouring horse chestnut tree is imposing and tries to steal the show though. Generally, the hornbeam is a very sociable tree: willingly shares its space with large trees like oaks or lime trees, because it likes the shade they provide. Here though, competition with the horse chestnut is hard and the hornbeam is not going to let itself be pushed around. It is a resistant species: there’s a reason that people in Germany sometimes call it “the iron tree”. Take a look at the base of the tree and the roots that overlap between the two trunks, eventually sticking together over time.