Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This is a particularly surprising tree. It belongs to a rare species in these latitudes. Who would expect to come face to face with a fig tree at Place de la Bourse in Brussels? Far from the usual Mediterranean regions, this tree is planted in a concrete tray on the edge of Boulevard Anspach and is wedged between a pole, another tree and a clump of other trees. It definitely does not seem to be in its proper place! However, it does seem to enjoy this spot. And is definitely part of the decoration nowadays. For most Brussels’ locals though, this tree goes unnoticed.