Thursday, July 8, 2021

Linden Tree Very Pretty #ThursdayTreeLove

 Once again, I present the majestic linden tree (also known as the basswood tree), which stopped blooming in my area of New York State a bit over two weeks ago.

 It may be hard for you to appreciate the size from a photo, but this is a big tree.   This particular street in Binghamton, New York (Grand Boulevard) is partially lined with these trees. I don't know how old these trees are, but I've read that some can have a lifespan of up to 1,000 years.

Some interesting facts about the linden.

The seed pods come out before the flowers open.

The flowers are fragrant and bees love them.  Looking at this picture, you may ask, where are the bees? There weren't too many.  They seem to decrease each year, a worrisome trend.

Let's take a last, long distance look.

Here's a post I wrote on these trees in a previous year with more information.

I'll be joining Parul at Happiness and Food, hopefully later today, for #ThursdayTreeLove.


  1. So that's a linden... we had a street in Wilmette (IL) called Linden Avenue that was the northern end of the CTA Rapid Transit system, and I don't think there was a linden on it...

  2. I love summer in our part of the world!
    Carol C

  3. A street near where our daughter used to live was called "Basswood Drive." I had no idea that "basswood" was another word for "linden." I don't think there's a single linden tree around here, and certainly nothing as magnificent as the one you photographed.

  4. What would we do without trees? Heavenly beings...

  5. ...we just returned from Highland Park in Rochester. There is a hugh linden with a skirt to the ground, you hide under it!

  6. Beautiful tree! I don't think they grow here in Phoenix.


  7. My two lindens are busy dropping their seed pods. But I love the smell when they are in bloom.

  8. So many time when I see your beautiful pictures, I wish you had smell-o-vision! This is one of those times!

  9. Love the fragrance of these flowers.


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