Appalachian Basswood

Appalachian Basswood
(Tilia ssp)

Other Common names
Linden, American whitewood, American linn

General Description

The sapwood of basswood is usually quite large and creamy white in color, merging into the heartwood, which is pale to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The wood has a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain that is straight.

Distribution & Availability

Eastern USA, where there is reasonable availability as lumber and veneer. Lumber is produced in a range of thicknesses, specifications and grades, although volumes may be limited.