No oth­er tree in Europe is so close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with tra­di­tion­al cus­toms and mythol­o­gy as the lin­den tree. The dif­fer­ent types of lin­den trees are hard­ly dis­tin­guish­able in col­or. All lime trees have a bright heart­wood with­out col­or depo­si­tion to the sap­wood. Some­times the white-yel­low­ish wood has a red­dish tint, as well as green­ish coloured areas. The annu­al rings are only weak­ly recog­nis­able. Com­pared to oth­er types of wood lin­den is quite uni­form. This wood is very soft, but has a dense struc­ture. It does not splin­ter mak­ing it a per­fect choice for woodturning.