From wikimedia commons. During the Middle Ages, communities met under large Linden trees, and there were trials and hangings. Not so good, but not the tree's fault.
in translationby Walter A. Aue : The Linden Tree by Wilhelm Müller: * At wellside, past the ramparts, there stands a linden tree. While sleeping in its shadow, sweet dreams it sent to me. * And in its bark I chiseled my messages of love: My pleasures and my sorrows were welcomed from above. * Today I had to pass it, well in the depth of night - and still, in all the darkness, my eyes closed to its sight. * Its branches bent and rustled, as if they called to me: Come here, come here, companion, your haven I shall be! * The icy winds were blowing, straight in my face they ground. The hat tore off my forehead. I did not turn around. * Away I walked for hours whence stands the linden tree, and still I hear it whisp'ring: You'll find your peace with me!
Linden flower tea is used in some places as a remedy for respiratory ailments. I have no idea if it's a helpful remedy for anything, just that it is used.
Grinling Gibbons in the late 1600s - early 1700s.
After this photo, I did make a little levee from the removed sod, around the tree, watered thoroughly, and mulched with compost from the original container. Before planting I had also filled the hole with water and let it drain into the surrounding soil, for reserve moisture.