Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This hawthorn grows quietly at the edge of the pond. It was once two twin trunks. They grew together and then separated, as one of them was cut. If it was used for firewood, it must have given off extraordinary heat. Hawthorn wood is very hard and very dense, so it fuels the hottest fires. Or perhaps the trunk was made into a walking stick and is wandering around Brussels somewhere. The remaining tree is still growing at the edge of the water. It needs a little more time before it can regain its vertical stance and before its crown can achieve some symmetry. It is slowly recovering from being separated from its twin.