After 100 years, this four-legged Iowa beauty is tree-mendous

Tim Olsen, who owns the home where the tree is located on the 1800 block of Tremont Street in Cedar Falls, provided a historical rundown of the tree's life in that August post.

A German immigrant named John Henning tied and slightly spliced four Linden saplings in 1915, five years before Olsen's house was built, he wrote. It then formed an archway as the trunks entwined. Attempts of presenting the tree at the world's fair in Chicago were made in 1933 because nobody at the time had seen anything like this before, but second thoughts came about, the process halted and the tree remained at its current location.