05, 2003 18:52 PST
What is the accepted maximum height for basswood. I have a small
basswood that is closing in on 130' tall. It is a sample tree
In central WV I have encountered quite a number of healthy
(until they were
harvested) second growth basswoods over 10' CBH. I am working on
a timber sale
at this time where a number of the basswood are taller than the
06, 2003 04:27 PST
As far as I can recall:
Tilia americana- 128.7' Zoar (2003)
Tilia heterophylla- 148.6' Smokies (2003)
If you have T. americana you may have a species record!
for Will Blozan
06, 2003 05:19 PST
Basswood, what is your opinion/experience concerning the
species distribution (white vs. American) in the Southern
North Georgia in particular.
I don't believe I could tell the two apart, however I have trees
state list for both T. heterophylla and americana. While most
texts extend the distribution of both to the Sou. Apps., I have
from others that all the large Basswood south of VA are going to
heterophylla. Do you or any of the others have an opinion or
Thanks Will F
Question for Will Blozan
06, 2003 15:23 PST
have only seen T. americana on rich sites at low elevations in
Smokies. In leaf, it is fairly easy to tell apart based on leaf
(usually larger on T. americana) and hairiness on the underside.
and bark is different as well, with T. americana being more
and heavy-barked (if this makes sense). I would call it uncommon
Smokies (may be the opposite in peidmont and Blue Ridge
and similar enough to be often confused, but distinct enough to
species at a distance. I have only seen large ones in the
Porkies, and wow,
are they impressive! They look very much like old tuliptree,
with a few
heavy limbs and thick, scaling bark.
Hope this helps!
07, 2003 19:16 PST
A 100' T. heterophylla is to be expected and "common"
in OG s. Apps. If Russ
has T. americana, that is another story! T. heterophylla has
documented to over 18' cbh single stem!