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American Basswood (Tilia americana).  American Basswood is native to all of New England and the Midwestern states.  Its leaves are alternate and heart-shaped, as seen above.  They form a dense cover in the summer, creating an ideal spot for a picnic bench out of the sun. 

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Photographs by Valerie Lykes