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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Little Leaf Linden (Tilia cordata)

Little Leaf Linden (Tilia cordata) This species is native to Europe, where it is used as a street tree and park specimen. These uses are why the tree was brought here. Tilia as a genus is a fast growing tree reaching heights of 90 feet or more (especially the American Linden). Lindens are tolerant of road salt, poor soils, and are drought resistant. The foliage is dark green and heart shaped, turning yellow in fall. The crown is extremely dense making a very good shade tree. Branch structure can be a problem with included bark at stem unions. The trees tend to be multi stemmed further aggravating the included bark problem. The overall form is pyramidal opening up at maturity. The tree is basically disease resistant, but will be attacked by Japanese Beatles and Aphids. Lindens are very tolerant of pruning. The species was widely used in Europe for pollarding. The main maintenance needs for this tree is crown raising occasionally and crown thinning. This tree has been somewhat overplanted, while the native American cousin is overlooked.