Tilia

These are large trees, with a long life (up to 250 years), and a deep and expanded root structure. Their trunk is strong, with frequent and numerous suckers growing on the base, and they have a broad, branched and rounded crown. The bark is initially smooth, and then shows longitudinal cracks over time. It has alternated, asymmetrical, petiolate leaves with a cordate base and sharp apex, with varyingly serrated margins. The whitish, homogeneous, lightweight wood (specific weight 0.90 fresh, 0.65 matured) is suitable for carving, inlay, sculpture, musical instrument parts and for making various objects.

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