1902 Encyclopedia > Arboriculture > The Lime Tree, Limetree

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The LIME TREE (Tilia europaea, L.), is a beautiful leafy tree with wing-like bracts, much prized for ornament, and suitable for avenues. It is much planted along streets and promenades, affording a pleasant shade during summer; the blossoms are fragrant, and yield most delicate honey.

The lime is generally propagated by layers.

Its wood, which is very light and soft, is used by saddlers, shoemakers, glovers, and toy-makers; and for carving and modeling purposes, it is superior to all other British trees.

Several American lime trees have been introduced, and appear well deserving of a place in our arboricultural collections.

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