|Grid reference||ST 18621 79875|
|Common name||American lime|
|Common name||American basswood|
|Common name||American linden|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||17M August 2015|
|Girth||234cm August 2015|
This tree is on the east side of the lake and opposite Lake View Court (138 Lake Road East).
General tree description
Tilia americana is a medium-sized to large tree, with a narrow dome, up to around 24 metres tall. It has dark grey bark, coarse and furrowed on mature trees. The leaves are large and roundish-ovate, typically 10 by 10cm but may be up to 30cm long and almost as broad. They are coarsely toothed, green and glabrous above and beneath, turning yellow-brown in autumn. The flowers are yellowish white, in pendulous clusters, opening mid summer. They are followed by small, woody fruits.