Tilia americana - #1
Iroquois Indians used the inner bark of this tree to make rope, baskets, and mats. The blossoms produce abundant nectar that bees make into choice honey, hence the often-used name, “bee tree.”
The large leaves are heart shaped, and the pea-size fruits are woody and attached to slender “parachutes” that aid in their dispersal. The linden or basswood is a highly regarded timber and shade tree.