Scientific Name: Tilia cordata
A popular tree of bees, buzzing can often be heard several feet from the tree during the spring. Its soft wood also makes it a great tree for cavity-nesting bird species, such as our local pileated woodpecker. In Germanic and Norse, countries the linden is known to be socially important as early as 760 A.D. The linden is a known favorite of Freya, the goddess of love, and Frigge, the goddess of love and destiny. In Scandinavian lore, lindens were a favorite of night-dwelling elves and was therefore avoided after dark. The leaves of this tree taste like lettuce and can be eaten raw or brewed as a tea.
DBH: 14.3 inches