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Lime - Ancient tree

Observed: 23rd February 2011 By: mb25462
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Tree species: Lime
Name: Kasberger Linde/ Kunigundenlinde/ Franzosenlinde
Girth: circa 8m (it would be 16m if the trunk would be intact ["Kasberger Linde", http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasberger_Linde, 07.04.2011])
Estimated age: between 600 and over 1000 years ["Kasberger Linde", http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasberger_Linde, 07.04.2011]
Public accessibility: Public
Standing or fallen: Standing
Living status: Alive
Location: Farmland
Characteristics: Dead wood in canopy, hollow trunk, loose bark, excrescences on trunk, natural water pools, crevices and holes in trunk and branches, habitat for insects and bats, epiphytic plants (e.g. mistletoe), moss, crustose and foliose lichen

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) interacts


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Ancient Tree

Don't forget to go to the Woodland Trust's Ancient Tree Hunt and add this to their list

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They just collect trees in

They just collect trees in Great Britain. This lime stands in Germany.

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Sorry - didn't look at the location - nice tree though!