Basswood

Range of the Basswood
Basswood

Location: Common throughout Minnesota except the extreme northeastern part. (Also found in Lake, Central and Mid-Atlantic States.)

Fun Facts: Fine, even texture; straight grain; high shrinkage in drying, but rarely in use; easily worked; large, heart-shaped leaves with small "teeth"; small, spherical nut-like fruits in bundles

Uses: carving; Venetian blindsmolding; piano keys; patterns; sash and door frames

Full Size: 70-80 feet in height, 2-3 feet in diameter

Age at Maturity: 80 years

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Trees absorb carbon, and finished products store it! These products made from wood are 50% carbon by weight.

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