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I have two basswood in my front yard and they're a lot smoother than the tulip poplars around here. I hate those trees and can't wait to cut em' down this spring.
 

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Does basswood produce a berry in the fall?I have a couple trees on my property that I think might be basswood but I`m not sure.Whats the best thing to look for?I tried looking on the internet for pics but it wasn`t much help.
 

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If they had leaves on I could tell by the pics I looked up.I couldn`t find a good pic of one in the winter time.
 

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Ok I took a couple pics of what I think is a basswood tree.Let me know if you can tell if it is or not.The second pic its the one in the middle.

 

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Bearlr take a picture if you can and post it please.
I'll try and take one when I get home. Mine don't look like the pics posted. Mine have smaller trunks that branch out. The leaves look the same though and the bark is smoother. I believe their called Linden trees as well which makes sense now that I think about it. We have a Linden Street in town here so I'm guessing there used to be quite a few in the area. From what I was told the last owners didn't plant them. They just started growing and they decided to leave them alone.
 

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It's hard to tell what it is, But it does not look like an ash tree to me.
If you don't know what a basswood looks like, wait for leaves to come and it's much easier 'till you get a little more experience. Basswood/linden is a pretty easy one.
It's fun to get to know as many trees as you can.
 

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The funny thing is I worked in the woods for around ten years.I know most of the trees but I might know it as another name.I`m hopeing that if some of it grows on my property to cut it before the sap come up so it will dry faster and can make strecters for next year.
 

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Forestman3..... If I'm not mistaken Basswood comes from the Linden tree, In the Spring it gets kind of little white fuzzy flower like things on it. Bird carvers use a lot of basswood.
 

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Think you found some there.
 

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the leaf is kind of heart-shaped, with one of the round parts beside the stem being a bit bigger than the other side. Look around the trunk and you may find some from last year.
 
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