Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This tree has grown up in the cités-jardins le Logis et Floréal neighbourhood in Watermael-Boitsfort. In the 1920s, urban planner Van der Swaelmen designed these housing estates as a kind of huge inhabited park. He designed and created this urban-nature landscape. Within this decor, each tree had a particular place. This white willow was no doubt chosen for its silvery, reflective foliage and the yellow colour of its springtime bloom. It was huge but hollow. Rather than cut it down, the trunk was maintained in the hope that it would reform as willow again.