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Advice from our Kings Lynn arborists about lime trees.

Advice from our Kings Lynn arborists about lime trees

Image of a light bulb with the word advise written on it as our Kings Lynn arborists often provide advice

The lime tree is especially common in King’s Lynn. It can reach a height of 50 metres (164 feet) but is rarely allowed to do so. There are many different types, but small-leaved and large-leaved native limes as well as the common lime (a cross between the former two) are the most frequent in urban areas. Our Kings Lynn arborists are well-versed in caring for and safeguarding this species. So in this blog post, we are going to talk a little about lime trees and how to get our advice.

How long do lime trees typically last when fully mature?

It’s not uncommon for lime trees to outlive their human inhabitants by hundreds of years. In 1900, a lime tree in Nuremberg was determined to be 900 years old. Furthermore, today, a similar tree in Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, is believed to be at least 2000 years old.

The symbolic meaning of lime trees

The lime tree is connected to the ideals of love, loyalty, and justice because of the shape of its leaves, which resemble a heart. The Greek word for lime tree, Philyra, was also the name of the legendary mother of the centaur Chiron (who taught medicine to mankind) in Greek mythology.

Limewood has many uses in everyday life

Great for woodwork

Limewood may be polished to a beautiful sheen and is great for fine carving. This is because it can be worked with hand tools without causing any damage. St. Paul’s Cathedral’s choir stalls, carved by Grinling Gibbons, feature this style.

Edible and nice for tea

The young leaves of the lime tree can be eaten. Also, the fresh blossoms can be used to make a tea that smells like honey.

Downsides of lime trees

There are some bad sides to the lime. Its ungainliness is exacerbated by the suckers that sprout at its base and at the points where its branches have broken off. Aphids love the sticky material they produce, called honeydew. This can build on benches or cars that are left in the shade for extended periods.

How to find professional Kings Lynn arborists for your lime trees

The term “tree surgery” embraces a wide range of helpful activities. Sometimes, tree cutting and shaping are done to increase curb appeal. In other cases, the primary concern is for the safety of the property and its inhabitants. Some of this could include removing heavy limbs or dead branches hanging over a home to prevent potential falling.


Every tree is different so every bit of advice is different. But The King’s Lynn Tree Surgeon is happy to provide free, professional advice on any element of lime tree care. This is for anyone in the area who has a lime tree in their garden and is concerned about its health. Search for ‘tree care near me‘ or give us a call at the above number for some friendly guidance and a no-obligation estimate.

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