||American Basswood is an awesome over looked shade tree. This tree species has many qualities to offer. Tilia americana is PH adaptable and prefers rich well drained soils. It grows to 80'H x 40'W at maturity. Fall color can range form chartreuse, yellow and in the better years golden. Native Americans cut the strong inner bark into thin strips and used it for making cordage, mats, baskets and even bandages. Woodworker often favor this species soft uniform drain for carving. Bee Honey made from it's Nectar is highly prized. Moderate to fast grow.