Common Name: American Basswood
Scientific name: Tilia americana
Leaves: Simple, alternate arrangement, ovate to cordate, unequal at base of leaf, side nearest branch is largest, 4-6" long and broad
Bark: Gray to light brown with narrow well defined fissures
Height: 65-130" max
General info: A very common tree of the Midwest this fast growing tree is very disease resistent and is found most often in wooded areas. A great shade tree due to large leaves and crown shape.
Common Name: Little Leaf Linden
Scientific name: Tilia cordata
Leaves: Simple, alternate arrangement, ovate to cordate, unequal at base of leaf, side nearest branch is largest 1-3" long and broad.
Bark: Gray to light brown, smooth bark with small fissures
Height: 65-130' tall at max
General info: Often referred to as a Linden this tree is also called a lime tree. The entire species is commonly known as lime trees. Dont get this confused with the citrus tree though. Commonly found in Europe and brought to the United States. These shallow rooted trees are fast growing and require little care.