lime tree
lime tree

Tree species: lime

Color: sandy to reddish brown-light brown, sometimes striped

Hardness: soft

Characteristics: harmonious, fine very warm Mediterranean wood

Heartwood: the lime is a mature tree, i.e. trees with light heartwood)

Psychological equivalent: the "village lime trees" were a meeting place for ceremonial and social events, but also for public court hearings. They were also considered trees of lovers and were popular companion plants at places of worship and culture. The tree a joyful, peaceful and serene aura. It gives security and comfort and appeals to people who love beauty. It supports dreams and fantasies and encourages creativity. In the Middle Ages, most sacred sculptures were made of linden wood, so it was considered one of the sacred and healing woods. Typical of linden are its mellowing and lovely properties. 
Properties/Use: Wood sculpting, wood turning, carving, high quality furniture, millinery, blind wood, barrier veneer, plywood industry, ornamental moldings, cassette fillings, drawing boards, hat molds, model making, toys, kitchen utensils, wooden shoes, Musical instrument making, piano making, organ building, prostheses, barrels, containers, yarn spools, flat brushes, wood braiding, wooden shaft, pen sockets, wagon making, bee boxes (frames), excellent drawing and filter charcoal, textiles, paper....

Value/availability: rather low available wood, low to medium price level

Cutting time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf emergence

Segregation behavior: good

Pruning and wound closure: according to current guidelines ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (as ineffective).

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

Mobilsäge-BW & Herrmann Massivholz
Central warehouse: 70771 Leinfelden/Hohenheimerstr.68 (appointment by arrangement!) / germany
Further warehouses in Rottenburg and Nuremberg (appointment by arrangement!)
Contact person: Patrick Herrmann
mobile: +49 (0) 176 - 640 187 41
fax: +49 (0) 711 - 95 818 223
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We are constantly looking for logs
and trees > 60 cm Øme > 60 cm Ø

Our services:

  • Tables and counters unique (focus)
  • Solid wood trade
  • Mobile sawmill
  • Tree felling/tree care


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