(Tilia americana ) Several large basswood trees are located northwest of the Wheeling and Lake Erie RR trestle. They are often called bee trees because the early summer blooms draw bees which produce especially delicious honey from the nectar. Also known as lindens or limes. The tree’s fibrous inner bark can be used for making rope. Rabbits and deer eat both buds and twigs and birds and squirrels eat the pea-sized fruits.