How To Prevent Linden Tree From Forming Nuts

Question From: COLORADO
Q: can you prevent the linden from forming the "nuts"? What causes the projections on the leaves?

A: A company called Monterey makes a product called Florel that prevents some trees from producing fruit. Don't know if it works on Lindens. I would contact a certified arborist for advice. To find one in your area go to and enter your zip code. My guess is the projections are gauls. They won't hurt the tree, so I would ignore them. However, an onsite visit from an arborist will confirm. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy