Two questions for a beekeeper in Massachusetts:
1. How does one tell the difference between a Linden and a Basswood? I can
identify a tree with the correct overall shape, leaf shape, and if it
has bracts, but
have no idea the difference between these two trees.
2. What methods would you recommend to collect the seeds, and germinate
collected a decent quantity of seeds... what to do now?
Maybe I want to start my own nursury for Basswood/Linden's...
<< I've collected a decent quantity of seeds... what to do now? >><BR><BR>
< Go to a nursery and buy a young sapling.
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For my area, basswood leaves are huge and more crinkled than linden.
Linden trees often have hundreds of seedlings underneath them. I've
never looked under basswood. I've pulled up a few linden sprouts and
transplanted them. They seem to be doing well, keeping my fingers
crossed that they'll survive winter.
If there's one you like in particular, consider taking a cutting in
spring and root it with some rooting hormones.
When did you find linden seedlings... Spring? Fall? Are you talking about
new seedlings, or some that may have sprouted a year or two ago?
I'm curious if the
seeds need a wintering cycle thus sprouting in Spring, or not, thus sprouting
I like the rooting idea - for now, Fall here in Mass, I'd like to see what I can
with the seeds.
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