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  • Blackthorn Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    The blackthorn with its bitter, black fruit, sharp thorns, and tough wood, is a symbol of fierceness and malevolence. But it is also a symbol of strength and protection. Interestingly enough, in contrast to this, the plant’s white blossoms are symbols of female beauty. Whatever the meaning, one thing is for sure: the Blackthorn tree…

  • Birch Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    The birch tree has always been a symbol of new beginnings, hope, and rebirth in Celtic culture. Similarly, this elegant tree is often seen as the bridge between our world and others- be it the fairy realm or the afterlife. The birch also holds significant meaning when speaking of balance; with roots in both fire…

  • Beech Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    As I was strolling through the park on a summer day, I stumbled upon a unique sight. The tall trees surrounding me were nothing out of the ordinary until I looked closer and realized that they were all beech trees. Oak and maple trees may be common in these parts, but beech is not often…

  • Laurel Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    With many names such as bay, laurel, and bay laurel, this sun-loving, the aromatic tree (Laurus nobilis) symbolises fame, victory, and success. In ancient Greece and Rome, winners wore laurel crowns–a tradition that Italian high school graduates still do today. Also, the word “laureate” (mastery and recognition) comes from laurel, as well as the expression,…

  • Banyan Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    The tale goes that during Alexander the Great’s India expedition, his entire army found refuge beneath a single banyan tree. This alleged tree is said to be by the Nebudda River east of Mumbai and in 1999, it was recorded to have a diameter crown of 637ft (194m) supported by 320 main trunks and 3,000+…

  • Baobab Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    If you’re anything like me and fascinated by trees, the baobab tree (Adansonia) should be a household name. With all of its magical qualities, this spiritual superstar ranks right up there with other time-honored celebrities such as oak, palm, peach and sequoia. The Baobab, a native to Madagascar, Australia, and the Arabian Peninsula can grow…

  • Avocado Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    The stunning avocado tree (Persea Americana) has an optimistic, enchanting, and comforting aura that effortlessly provides a sense of joy and contentment. This fruit tree is not only highly nutritious but also delicious and sensual. The oil from the fruit has numerous beautifying benefits, and the bark, leaves, and rinds have medicinal properties. It certainly…

  • Aspen Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    The aspen tree is renowned for its clean, otherworldly majesty known for its leaves that quiver constantly, creating a shimmering effect. In addition, aspens are connected by an elaborate root system that links an entire forest of genetically identical specimens. Together, these contribute to the singular wonder and spectacle that is the aspen (members of…

  • Ash Tree Symbolism and Meanings

    Ash trees (Fraxinus) have been revered since ancient times and are mentioned often in mythology and folklore. In many cultures, the ash tree is considered to be a sacred tree with special powers. The ash tree is also the national tree of several countries, including Ireland, Latvia, and Poland. Many of the residential streets in…