Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Silver birches do not easily reach the rank of a “remarkable tree”. They are far too common and ephemeral for that. Yet, everyone notices their decorative white or silver bark that reflects the light. But what is especially distinctive about this birch on the Avenue de l’Héliport is that it stands alone: a little like a punctuation mark. Located in sight of a pedestrian crossing, its bark reflects white stripes of light. Its trunk draws out a T-mark on the ground. And the organic shape of its crown stands out clearly next to the geometric lines of buildings from the ‘70s and ‘80s. A pedestrian crossing, a birch, a social housing tower: each sounds quite commonplace, but when the three are combined, it creates an unusual mark at the end of an avenue.