6 responses to “Castle Hill Wood (Part I)”

  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Astute observers will note that the genus Tilia is in the family Malvaceae – the same family as yesterday’s Gossypium darwinii from the Galapagos!

  2. Beverley

    Tilia cordata – Z3 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Tilia cordata – Z4-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  3. Steve

    I’ve wondered why Lindens are also called Lime trees. Does this have something to do with the limestone bedrock with which they are associated, or something else entirely?

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Steve, Wikipedia has one explanation, suggesting that the word derived from the Germanic root lind: Tilia.

  5. K Baron

    Do I see a Robin Hood hiding in them ancient trees?
    They have such amazing character at that age… just how old is the former giant?

  6. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Oh, I love the ancient forests. Even though I rarely ever have the joy of stepping into such environments, just knowing they’re there makes me feel better. I’m glad to have stepped into the entries for this day and the next, from four years ago. Seeing the old woodlands and ancient trees in these photos awakens my inner druid.

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