Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This large tree guards the entrance to the old Evere cemetery. Drops of water are sometimes lost from the ends of its branches, looking like tears. This tree is a companion to melancholy. The bible mentions captive Israelites mourning their lost homeland under the willows at the edge of the Euphrates river. Since the romance era, weeping willow have been associated with cemeteries. In the Far East, it is a symbol of death... but also of rebirth! This is because its branches always grow back when they cut back or when cuttings are replanted. Moreover, in Greek mythology, this species is dedicated to Hecate, goddess of the Moon.