Tree Trail

American Basswood

Tilia americana

    Notable about this species*

  • Wood is light and soft, making it easy to work and carve.
  • Used to make moulding, veneer, yardsticks, dowels, carvings, furniture and pulp.
  • In the past, the soft wood was used to make kitchen tools: butter box molds, dough bowls, and more.
  • In Germany, honey made from the flowers of this tree is prized.

Map to this tree.


Additional Information

* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry