Small-Leaved Lime trees in the Lincolnshire Limewoods
Tall Small-Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) trees in Southrey Wood, Lincolnshire. The fresh new leaves create a haze of primrose-yellow at the tree tops.
Southrey Wood has extensive stands of Small-Leaved Lime trees, interspersed with smaller numbers of other native broadleaved trees. Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) also predominates.
The Lincolnshire Limewoods are scattered remnants of ancient woodland, the largest area of woodland dominated by Small-leaved Lime in Britain. The species was thought to have been introduced to Britain but is now considered to have been native.
Date taken: 02 May 2014.