Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Only three field elms are still on the list of remarkable trees in Brussels. This one in particular is one of the few survivors of Dutch elm disease. This disease attacks these large elms almost systematically. It is on the brink of wiping out the species within Europe. This is how this tree has become a real rarity, and why it really should be enjoyed! It is a spectacular size. Squashed between a chestnut and a beech tree, it has had to fight to get above the other two for some light. It has unveiled a majestic and dense crown. The residents on the 8th floor of the neighbouring building have a view of the top of its crown.