Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Yews are understated trees. They are often small, growing very very slowly. They are common in Belgium and “typical of the region” (native). In cities they are often found as large, trimmed bushes, shrubs or hedges. But here in Square Eugène Plasky, we are dealing with a monumental tree. Having grown freely, it almost has the silhouette of a tree that has grown in the country. This tree has been here since the area’s creation at the beginning of the 20th century. It has also been a witness to all the neighbourhood’s transformations. Like many yews, it can grow back from a stump: an ability that makes this species a symbol of immortality. This tree has protected status. If we continue to take care of it, this 100-years-old youngster could still be alive in 800–900 years.