Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Every year millions and millions of small birch seeds are blown off by the wind. In cities, they colonise wastelands, vacant lots and abandoned buildings. They are able to transform a post-industrial site into a birch wood. In the 80s, some pioneering seeds established themselves in the courtyard of the old bronze foundry. It was around this time that the Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour was established at the site. Today, four birches highlight the architectural heritage of the area. They have become inseparable from the place. They bring a touch of poetry to old walls and the old machines displayed outside. Doing their “work” too, they welcome visitors and invite them to discover the exhibitions that bring the La Fonderie to life.