American Basswood

Tree Description:

0-026    Two American basswood trees (Tilia americana, b and c) Grow north of the Abbey. It is possible that these two old trees were growing here prior to the founding of Oak Ridge. Bee keepers prize this locally native species for its flower nectar. Several were planted in the 1840’s near Lincoln’s home during the time he lived there. They are closely related to the European linden species, but are not as susceptible to Japanese beetle damage.

Location:

0-026b   39.820642 N, 89.655119 W

0-026c    39.820661 N, 89.655244 W

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