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Tilia cordata

    Tree of the Week

    Littleleaf Linden: Tree with a Past

    By James R. Fazio | November 21, 2017

    Tilia cordata Few of our street trees have a heritage as rich as the littleleaf linden. We enjoy this transplant from Europe for its pleasing shape, dense canopy, and super-fragrant flowers, but to the ancients it was much more. Littleleaf linden is one of some 30 species of lindens native to the northern hemisphere, including our native forest tree, basswood. In Europe, littleleaf dominated the woodlands of England after the Ice Age and today it is the linden that stretches…

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  • Favorite Tree Friday

    Favorite Tree Friday: The Linden

    Picking out a favorite tree is easy for me. I love linden trees, with their spring-time perfume, their heart-shaped crowns, and the way they attract bees. We have a particularly nice linden in our front…

    By Lois Wies | July 22, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    Littleleaf Linden: The Tree of Love

    Tilia cordata  Native to Europe where it once dominated the woodlands of England, the Littleleaf Linden is full of rich history. The tree was said to be special to Freya—the Germanic and Norse goddess…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 28, 2016