American Basswood

Arbor Walk #153, Treekeeper ID #8101

This tree is a grafted clone of the original Basswood which has been growing in Brookings Quad for more than 100 years.

The American Basswood can grow up to 90 feet tall, and it is sometimes referred to as the bee tree due to its plentiful bee population when flowering. Due to its larger leaves and attractive bark, this tree is generally used for ornamental purposes; however, because of its softer, thinner bark, its wood is also commonly used for carvings, furniture and musical instruments. Unfortunately, this also means that the wood is more sensitive to fire damage, as well as more susceptible to rotting.

Common Name(s)American Basswood, American Linden
Latin Name Tilia americana
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