The Linden tree is used over and over again in great literature. Tolstoy spent a great deal of energy and delicacy describing these hard, yet, malleable friends, for example. Sometimes, in Europe, they are referred to as Lime trees or the Linden (Lover’s trees in German folklore) and they are part of the Tillia genus with about 30 sub-species throughout North America. They are gorgeously deciduous, turn great yellow in the Fall and are lush in the Spring. And, best of all, they can be planted close together and woven into a privacy screen. The process is called Pleaching.