This is the linden tree in my front yard:
When it blooms in the spring, it attracts bees by the dozen--so many that the tree buzzes. The first time it happened, I was surprised because I thought that only fruit trees bloomed so profusely.
Linden blossoms are very fragrant and have long been dried and used to make healing tea. Linden wood is strong, light, and resists warping. Lindens appear in many legends, most notably Slavic, and represent love, prophecy, and justice.
The tree is strongly associated with female energy. Look into the branches of a linden tree, and you may spy Aphrodite, the Virgin Mary, or Lady Gaga. Okay, so I'm joking about that last one. I think.