Linden Baum (Tree)

brownlow at brownlow at
Fri Mar 17 02:30:25 EST 1995

ekkyles at (Ekkyles) wrote:
> On a recent trip to Germany a discussion of this tree came up and no one
> was able to identify the English word for this tree.  Do you know the
> English name for this tree?  It's a soft wood used for wood carvings.  All
> the German to English books call it a lime tree, but the citrus "lime"
> does not grow in Germany.

The English version is Lime, not the fruit tree, but the Genus Tilia,
of which the commonest in Germany is (I think) Tilia cordata, the
small-leaved lime.

Mark Brownlow

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