Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Hawthorns are common in Flanders and Wallonia, but rather rare in Brussels. They are best known as thorny shrubs in hedgerows of rural landscapes. But when they grow freely, in a more open space, they become small trees with rounded crowns. Like the one in Square Jules Lorge. This hawthorn brings a little air of land and countryside that makes you want to go for a stroll. It is the first tree to announce the arrival of spring, with its bright green foliage. From May-June it then turns white, with plenty of fragrance. Its beautiful silhouette invites people passing by take a detour through the square.