Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
These two are the last two American elm trees in Brussels. In this concrete area, they form a small bouquet of harmonious greenery. Their crowns join, but spread out wide. However, if we look at these trees from Rue des Augustins, their silhouette looks lopsided. Everything is a little distorted in these elms, starting with the base of their leaf, which is completely asymmetrical. There is also something else that’s not quite right: it looks like they are only growing on one side. And indeed, these two elms appear to have lost a piece of the grove they form. If you pass by, admire them while they are still there!