European Lime, Basswood
Limetrees are to be found all over Europe and well into the former USSR and are forested but not cultivated systematically.
In Western Europe mainly found in parks and especially popular as the traditional tree to adorn village squares. Limetrees can live to be over one thousand years old Veneers generally used for subordinate purposes, often as dyed veneers. Best known as a carving wood. Used also for making matches, pencils and drawing boards as well as clogs. Produces excellent charcoal.