So here's why I was under the gun to get that stump ground out.
Denver has an awesome program that sells street trees and yard trees for $25 a couple times a year. You have to apply for the program and it's first come, first served on your choice of tree. I asked for a linden on the very first day they were taking applications, and Saturday was the pickup day. I just adore lindens. I would have preferred the little-leaf variety, but this will be nice, too.
My tree is about 7 feet tall, with a 1-inch-diameter trunk. I had to go to work after I picked it up, and I worked Sunday, so I'll try to get it planted this morning. It came with a big bag of mulch, too. It looks a little wretched right now because it's going into dormancy for the winter, but it should perk right up in the spring.
I'm very excited to have a lovely tree that the bees will enjoy, too.