Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This tree was probably planted at the end of the 19th century. It has survived all the upheavals of the Botanical Garden, and has witnessed the works of the North–Mid junction, which took a slice out of the park in the ‘30s and ‘40s. It also witnessed the construction of the small ring road. The tree resisted the successive construction and planning that profoundly changed the area around it. It is still standing and surely isn’t going away anytime soon; its ancient genes have given this species the name of “living fossil”, after all!