You selected a Basswood or American Linden:
Tilia Americana L.
Simple, large. 3-6 in. up to 8 in. Heart shaped with uneven base. Toothed. Nearly hairless with tufts of hair in corner of lateral veins. Nutrient rich
5 cream colored petals. Fragrant clusters June – August
Buds resemble a mouse with a motorcycle helmet.
½ in. green to red. 2-4 visible bud scales. No terminal bud
Gray, smooth, becoming ridged.
Southern Canada, eastern and central U.S.
to North Carolina. Native to Vermont.
A preferred carving wood. Nutrient demanding tree. Important honey tree that is full of bees when flowering