Summer Lime Tree ‘Heeder Linde’
In the park in Heede, Nedersaksen, Germany
Distance from Arcturus Retreat approx. 30 km
There is one summer lime tree (Tilia platyphyllos) in the park in Heede (district Emsland).
This tree is called “Heeder Linde”. The lime tree of Heede is the thickest lime tree in Germany and Europe.
This is one of those century old village lime trees, which are characteristic to Germany and some other Mid-European countries, especially the Czech Republic and Austria. The planting of lime trees in villages is a tradition that was used by the Christians from the early Middle Ages, often near a church. In this case the lime tree stood in the courtyard of a castle, the Schärpenburg. This was probably built in the late 13th century, but in 1467 a second, more modern model was built.
For more information: https://www.monumentaltrees.com/nl/deu/nedersaksen/emsland/1021_park/