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American basswood

American basswood

Tilia americana 'McKSentry'

A rather large tree growing to a height of up to 45 feet, this lovely cultivar is named for its uniform branching and pyramidal shape. Situated in a shadier spot along Madison Square Park, this tree will provide dense shade under its heart-shaped foliage. This cultivar is also a valuable specimen tree in areas that have high populations of Japanese beetles because it has proven to have a reliable amount of resistance to their destruction.

Fragrant yellow flowers are loved by people and pollinators alike when they appear in the early summer. The interest continues into the fall with a lovely display of fall color that turns dark green leaves to a vibrant yellow.

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Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom
Abigail Deville: Light of Freedom, Narrated by Brooke Kamin Rappoport