There is only one species of linden in the Yard, and it's naive to the Old World. The littleleaf linden is native to almost all of Europe. It usually has dark grayish-brown bark with sucker shoots protruding from the base. Harvard usually does a good job of cutting these back as they appear each year, but at times they can grow back faster than they can be cut. The main branches usually point up as it leaves the main trunk. It also has a poorly spreading crown, making it a less than ideal candidate for a canopy tree.
This littleleaf linden stands outside Canaday Hall.
Virginia Tech Dendrology info - littleleaf linden
Created by Ryan Lynch
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Last updated May 6, 2007