Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This tree is part of Parc de Roodebeek. It is one of the trees that witnessed the rapid, man-made landscape transform around it in the late 18th and early 19th century. First it saw its environment deteriorate, with the column nearby being dug up. Then sand and stones were laid down not far from the tree. It has given way to a little forest park, open to the public. Many different tree species, including other notable beech trees, grow on the hillside. They require a lot of car though, as the ground under their feet is giving way. Whereas, this tree finds itself at the back of the pavilion, between a car park and a path leading to the woods.