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Research by Michael P. Garofalo
The Librarian of Gushen Grove

September 17, 2010







Tree Lore, Tree Magic, Trees and Spirituality 
Bibliography, Resources, Links


Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA)   

Amethyst's Wicca - Lore of the Trees  

Aristocrats of the Trees.   By Ernest Henry Wilson.   Dover, 1974.   279 pages.  ISBN: 0486200388.

Books and Resources for Re-Earthing.   By Margaret RainbowWeb. (A Modern Herbal) - Common Name Index 

Casting the Circle, Calling on the Quarters

Celtic Astrology: How the Mystical Power of the Druid Tree Signs Can Transform Your Life
.  By Phyllis Vega.  New Page Books, 2002.  255 pages.  

Celtic Tree Calendar - Ogham Alphabet    

Celtic Tree Lore.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  

Celtic Tree Magic.   By Elizabeth Pepper.  Rhode Island, The Witches Almanac, Ltd., 1996;  Reprint Edition, 2000.  64 pages.  ISBN: 1881098133.

Celtic Tree Mysteries.   By Steve Blamires.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn, 1998.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1567180701.  Study of the Celtic Ogham alphabet, Druidry, and tree lore. 

The Celts: Druids and Sacred Trees     

The Celtic Wisdom of Trees.   By Jane Gifford.  2000.  160 pages.  ISBN: 184181041X.

Circles, Groves and Sanctuaries: Sacred Spaces of Today's Pagans
.  Compiled by Dan and Pauline Campanelli.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 1993.  Resources, 268 pages.  ISBN: 0875421083.  Ideas for creating indoor and outdoor altars and sanctuaries.  VSCL. 

Common Tree Myths.  Taken from "100 Tree Myths" by Dr. Alex Shigo.    

Cowper, Wordsworth, Clare: The Politics of Trees
.   By Tim Fulford. 

The Cultural Aspects of Trees: Traditions and Myths.  By Kim D. Coder.    

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.  By Scott Cunningham.  St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989.  Index, glossary, appendices, 318 pages.  ISBN:  0875421229.   VSCL. 

The Cypress Tree in the Courtyard - A Zen Koan

Darke Dreams: Magick: Celtic Tree and Flower Medicine   

The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature's Subtle Energies.  By Nathaniel Altman.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 1995.  Index, bibliography, 164 pages.  ISBN: 0892815523.  VSCL. 

Dictionary of Northern Mythology.  By Rubolf Simek.  Translated by Angela Hall.  Suffolk, England, D. S. Brewer, 1984, 1993.  Extensive bibliography, 424 pages.  ISBN:  9780859915137.  VSCL. 

Dragon Mother's Book fo Spells - Tree Lore

The Druid Grove: The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids
   Extensive website.  

Druid Tree Lore and the Ogham

Druids and Trees     

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year.   By Ellen Evert Hopman.   Destiny Books, 1994.  228 pages.  ISBN: 0892815019.  VSCL. 

Dryads and the Properties of Wood   Dryads, Druids and the Fifth Element.  An excellent webpage.  

Faeries.  By Brian Froud and Alan Lee.  Harry N. Abrams, 25th Anniversary Edition, 2002.  216 pages.  ISBN: 0810932741.

Fairies: Plant Lore    Eileen Holland. 

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees.   By Ernst Lehner and Johanna Lehner.  With over 200 rare and unusual floral designs and illustrations.  Dover Pictorial Archive Series.  Dover Pubs., 2003.  128 pages.  ISBN:  0486429784,

Folklore - Tales - Trees - Google/DMOZ Subject Index  

Folktales and Myths of Trees - Countries    Bibliography and Links.  46Kb.

Folktales and Tree Myths: Bibliography and Links  56Kb.   Excellent index!!

The Forest in Folklore and Mythology.  By Alexander Porteous.  Dover Pubs., 2002.  319 pages.  ISBN:  0486420108.

The Four Elements and Quaternary Systems   

Fruit Crops by Mark Rieger.   Facts, cultivation, folklore, botany.

Fruit Orchards in Red Bluff, California

Fruits and Nuts - Quotes for Gardeners   

Fruit Trees:  Folklore, Magick, Myths, Legends, Esoterica

Full Moon Paradise: Sacred Woods and the Lore of Trees.

Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary.   By Barbara Blossom Ashmun.  Photography by Allan Mandell.  Chronicle Books, 2000.  160 pages.   ISBN: 0811825000.  VSCL. 

Gardening With Soul:  Healing the Earth and Ourselves with Feng Shui and Environmental Awareness.  By Gaylah Balter.  Bloomington, Indiana, Learning Tree Books.  ISBN: 0970786115.   

The Golden Bough:  A Study in Magic and Religion.   By James A. Frazier.  Introduction by George Stocking.   New York, Penguin Books, 1998.   Originally published in 1890.  944 pages.  ISBN: 0140189319.   The limitations and inaccuracies of this work are known by savvy anthropologists today; nevertheless, a seminal work in general folklore,  with many stories and legends of interest to tree lovers.  880 pages.  Touchstone Books, 1996.  ISBN: 0684826305.

The Golden Bough.  Sir James Frazier.  Online Text.

The Green Man.   By Kathleen Basford.  D.S. Brewer, Reprint Edition, 2004.  128 pages.  ISBN:  0859914976.

The Greenman

The Green Man: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes, Lore, Myths.  Research by Mike Garofalo.  Associations:  Burry Man, Jack in the Green, Gawain and The Green Knight,  Green George, Green Lady, Greenman,  Green Man, Green Woman, Holly King, Leaf Man, Pan, Old Man of the Woods, Oak King, Robin Hood, Wood Sage. 

Green Man: The Archetype of Our Oneness with the Earth.   By William Anderson.  Photography by Clive Hicks. London, Harper Collins, c 1990. 176 pages, bibliography, notes.   "Beautifully illustrated in colour as well as black and white, and connected with a BBC Omnibus documentary,  Green Man is the record of a quest for the archetype through folklore, religion, art and architecture, from prehistory to the present."   ISBN: 0062500759.

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest.   By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Charles Vess.  Viking Juvenile, 2002.  384 pages.  ISBN: 0670035262.

Green Way Research

Green Wizard: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes      

Grove of the Spiral Moon

The Healing Energy of Trees.   By Patrice Bouchardon.   Gaia Books, 1999.  ISBN: 1856751007.

The Heritage of Trees: History, Culture and Symbolism.  By Fred Hageneder.  Edinburgh, England, , Floris Books, 2001.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0863153593.

Holy Trees of the Yakut People in Russia

Homage to Trees, Trees for Wisdom

Honored Faerie Trees   "
Tree Fauns are male tree spirits.  They are said to be kindly, wise and reserved.  Open to sensitive women and may court their souls.  Tree Nymphs are female tree spirits.  They are said to be more playful and adventurous with humans.   May fall in love with a human man." 

In Worship of Trees   By George Knowles. 

Irish Trees: Myths, Legends, and Folklore.   By Niall MacCoitir.   Collins Press, 2003.  

Labyrinths:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes   

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History.  By Diana Wells.  Illustrations by Heather Lovett.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.  Index, 369 pages.  ISBN: 97815651245912.  VSCL. 

Lore of the Trees Amethyst's Wicca   

Lore - Trees.  The Anglian Gardener.  61Kb.  

The Lost Language of Plants.   By Stephen Harrod Buhner.  White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green, 2002. 

The Magick of Trees   10Kb.  

Magickal Trees    30Kb.  

Magic Whispers - Trees    

My Life, My Trees.   By Richard St. Barbe Baker.  London, England, Lutterworth Press, 1970..

Mystical World Wide Web: Plants, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs   

Mystical World Wide Web: Trees

Mythical Plants of the Middle Ages,  James L. Matterer.    

Myths and Legends of Flowers, Fruits and Plants: In All Ages and in All Times.  By Charles M. Skinner.   Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1911.   302 pages. 

Myths of the Sacred Tree.  Myths from Africa, America, China, Sumeria, Russia, Greece, India, Scandinavia, Europe, Egypt, South America and Arabia.  By Moyra Caldecott and Anthea Toorchen.   Destiny Books, 1993.  214 pages.  ISBN:  0892814144.

Nature Spirits: Bibliography, Resources, Links, Quotes, Notes

Northern Nut Growers Association    

OBOD - Tree Lore  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  Includes some long essays.

Ogham: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees.   Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Druidic Alphabet.  By Paul Rhys Mountfort.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2002.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0892819197.

Olives: Information, History, Folklore, Uses, Cultivation   

One Old Druid's Final Journey: The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove

On Trees    Lore and legends about  many kinds of trees.   

Paghat's Garden - Decidous Trees    Botanical and agricultural information and some lore.  

Pathways in the Green Valley Blog 



Paghat's Garden - Evergreen Trees    Botanical and agricultural information and some lore.  

Plant Lore - Looksmart Web Directory  

Plant Myths and Legends.  Sixteen stories.   By Rebecca Rose Leitten.    

Plants, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs
- The Mystical World Wide Web.

Plants of Love : Aphrodisiacs in Myth, History, and the Present.   By Christian Ratsch.   Ten Speed Press, 1997.  208 pages.   ISBN: 0898159288.  

Pulling Onions.  Gardening Quips, Observations, and One-Liners by Michael P. Garofalo.  

Quotes for Gardeners.  Over 3,800 quotes arranged by over 250 topics.  Complied by Karen and Mike Garofalo.  

Red Oaks and Black Birches: The Science and Lore of Trees.    By R. Rupp.  Pownal, Vermont, Garden Way, 1990.   276 pages.   ISBN: 0882666207. 

A Reunion of Trees.    By Stephen A. Spongberg.   Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1990.   270 pages.  ISBN: 0674766946.

A Reverence for Wood.   By Eric Sloane.  Ballantine Books, 1989.  

Mark Rieger's Fruit Crops   Facts, information, cultivation, folklore, botany.  

Sacred Celtic Trees and Woods

Sacred Circles and Spheres: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes.   By Michael Garofalo.  

Sacred Grove  

Sacred Groves and Sacred Trees of Uttara Kannada, India
.  By Subash Chandran Madhav Gadgil, M.D. 

Sacred Groves of Britain

Sacred Places:  Trees and the Sacred.
  Christopher L. C. E. Whitcombe.  26Kb.  

Sacred Trees.   By Brian Bates.   From Resurgence, Issue 181.  18Kb.  

Sacred Trees

Sacred Trees.   By Nathaniel Altman.  San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, c 1994.  244 pages, index, bibliography, list of organizations, illustrations, drawings, black and white photos.    Chapter Headings include: Sacred: Animism and Beyond, Cosmic Trees, Home of the Gods, Ancestral Trees, Trees of Fertility, Trees as Providers, Trees that Heal, Trees of Wisdom, Trees for Transformation, and Sacred Trees: The Future.   VSCL. 

Sacred Trees in East Indian Lore

Sacred Trees of Tamil Nadu

Sacred Trees, Oghams and Celtic Symbolism
.   By Morgan La Fey.  A monthly calendar based on trees. 

Sacred Woods and the Lore of Trees   Very interesting presentations about the historical uses, lore, and magical properties of many types of trees. 

Silva - The Tree in Britian

Society - Folklore - Literature - Tales - Animals and Plants - Trees  DMOZ Directory

Solar Myths, Tree Spirits and Totems  40Kb.  

Spells: Dragon Mother's Book fo Spells - Tree Lore

The Spirit of Gardening.  Over 3,500 quotes arranged by over 140 topics.  Complied by Michael P. Garofalo.  

The Spirit of Trees.   Stories, folktales, essays, curricular resources, poems and links about the symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of trees.  Outstanding links to folktales, stories, and legends about trees.  

The Spirit of the Trees: Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration.  By Fred Hageneder.  Continuum Internation Publishing Group, 2001.  256 pages.  ISBN:  0826413358.

Staff, Rod, Wand  

Teutonic Magic:  The Magical and Spiritual Practices of the Germanic People.  By Kveldulf Gundarsson.   Loughborough, Thoth Publications, 2nd Revised Edition, 2007.  Appendices, 341 pages.  ISBN: 1870450221.  VSCL. 

Tongues in Trees:  Studies in Literature and Ecology.  By Kim Taplin.  Devon, England, Green Books, 1989.  222 p. An excellent commentary on the role of trees in life, literature, and the artist's inspirations.  A fine collection of quotes and insightful comments on the writings on the following authors:   John Keats, John Clare, William Barnes, John Ruskin, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Richard Jefferies, Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas, E. M. Forester, John Fowles, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Andrew Young,  J.R.R. Tolkien, and Frances Horovitz.  ISBN: 1870098226.  VSCL. 

Tree and Plant Lore   Tree lore, folklore, links, bibliography. 

The Tree Guide:  The Natural History of Trees    Facts on 800 kinds of trees, tree care, news, science, links.

Tree Information on the Internet: A Master Index. 

Tree Legends

Tree Legends:  Holy Trees of the Yakut People (Siberia, Russia).  8Kb.   

Tree Legends, Stories, Tales    

Tree Lore  

Tree Lore Search

Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  Includes some long essays.  Excellent resource!  

Tree Magic   

Tree Magic.   By Don McLeod. 

Tree Magick: Willow for Love, Oak for Strength.   By Edain McCoy. 

Tree Magick - Yahoo Links    

Tree Medicine - Tree Magic.   By Ellen Evert Hopman and Diana Green.  Custer, Washington, Phoenix Pub., 1992.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0919345557.

Tree Mythology: The Mystical World Wide Web  

The Tree Pages:  In Celebration of Trees.    By Henri D. Grissino-Mayer. 

Tree Spirits.   By Richard L. Dieterle.  

Tree Stories     

Tree Stories: A Collection of Extraordinary Encounters.  Edited by Warren David Jacobs, and Karen I. Shragg.   Hygeine, Colorado, Sunshine Press, 2002.  ISBN:  1888604220.

Tree Symbolism in American Literature
.  By Michael Goeller.  43K. 

Tree Trivia and Tree Myths  By Kim Sebastian.  From the Wisconsin Natural Resouces Magazine.  25Kb. 

Tree Wisdom:  The Definitive Guidebook to the Myth, Folklore, and Healing Power of Trees.  By Jacqueline Memory Paterson.  Harper San Francisco, 1997.  356 pages.  ISBN:  0722534086.   

Tree Worship  

Trees, A Celebration.    By Jill Fairchild, Editor.  New York, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, Pub. Group West, 1989.   113 pages.  ISBN:  1555843131.

Trees and Forests in History, Religion and Islamic Legislation  

Trees and Moons: Sacred Trees  

Trees and Plant Lore.  By Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.   47Kb.  An excellent selection of annotated links on a variety of related topics.  

Trees and Poetry: Children's Poetry

Trees and Plant Lore: MyThing Links.  By Kathleen Jenks.  Annotated links, artwork, music.  

Trees and Religious Faiths.  By Kevin Hand. 

Trees - Buddhist and Hindu Lore

Trees for Life.  A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.  

Trees in Buddhism.   By Ratnaprabha.     

Trees:  Fokllore, Lore, Myths, Legends, Magic, Magick, Stories, Folktales, Legends, Esoterica, Witchcraft, Craft, Mythology, Archetypes.

Trees for Healing:  Harmonizing with Nature for Personal Growth and Planetary Balance
.   By Pamela Louise Chase and Jonathan Pawlik.  North Hollywood, California, Newcastle Publishing Co., Inc., 1991.  257 pages.  Notes, bibliography, list of organizations.  The lore and magical aspects of trees.  ISBN: 
0878771573.  Organized by areas of the United States.  Includes a bibliography.  VSCL. 

Trees - Links and Quotes  

Trees: Living Links to the Classical Past.   By John M. McMahon.

Trees of County Louth.   By Caroline Kerr. 

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I   

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II   Includes a recommended reading.    

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV
   Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.  

Trees - Stories, Tales, Lore

Trees - Wiccan    

Under the Greenwood Tree.  By Jeremy Harte.  What forests meant to people in medieval European society.   

Vegetarians in Paradise  

Voices of the Earth: The Path of Green Spirituality.   By Clea Danaan.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2009.  Bibliography, 179 pages.  ISBN: 9780738714653.  VSCL. 

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth.  By Robert Graves.  New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1948, 1975.  Index, 511 pages.  ISBN: 9780374504939.  VSCL. 

The Wisdom of Trees.  By Jane Gifford.  New York, Sterling Publishing, 2000.  160 pages.  ISBN:  0806927852.

Wizardy in the Alferic Tradition: A Primer of Magical Theory.  By Alferian Gwydion MacLir, M.A., Ph.D., Druid Wandmaker.  

A World Community of Old Trees.  An Eco-Art Project in Progress.

Year of Moons, Season of Trees.  By Pattalee Glass-Koentop. 

Yakshis, tree spirits or tree goddesses of Buddhism

Yggdrasil:  Bibliography, Links, Quotations




Green Wizard



Seasonal and Gardening
Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Ideas, Chores
Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo





January April July October
February May August November
March June September December


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Trees - Glossary
Lore, Myths, Magick, Spirituality, Legends, Esoterica 
Species of Trees




Alder  (Alnus)

Alder   (Alnus)

.  By George Knowles.  

Alder, Apple, Ash, Aspen

Alder: Quotes for Gardeners

Alder  - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 



Almond   (Prunus dulcis)

Almond - (A Modern Herbal)   (Prunus dulcis

   Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.   

Almond - Red Bluff, California   



Apple (Malus





Apple    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.   

Apple Lore and Facts.  By Susa Morgan Black, OBOD. 

Apple Branch in Dianic Tradition 

Apples:  Iounn, Norse Goddess 

The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual.  By Alexei Kondratiev.  Citadel, 2003.  320 pages.  ISBN: 0806525029. 

Apple: The Wisdom of the Apple Tree.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997.   

Apple  - Tree Lore - OBOD   By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Apple Tree Wisdom 

Golden Apple in Mythology 

Peaches of Immortality, Chinese Myths, Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu

Pomona: Roman Goddess of Orchards, Fruit and Plenty



Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)

Apricot    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.   



Ash (Fraxinus)  

Ash.   (Fraxinus)  By George Knowles. 

Ash:  Dryads and the Properties of Wood 

Ash: Quotes for Gardeners

Ash:  Rowan.   By George Knowles. 

Ash see also Rowan (Mountain Ash)



Bay (Laurus nobilis)  

Bay, Beech, Birch, Barnacle



Birch (Betula

Birch - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.     

Birch - In Worship of Trees
.   By George Knowles. 

Birch Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Birch  Dryads and the Properties of Wood  



Cedar (Cedrus) 





Cherry  Dryads and the Properties of Wood  

Cherry: Quotes for Gardeners




Chestnut Lore  



Elder (Sambucus nigra

Elder   (Sambucus nigra

Elder.   By George Knowles. 

Elder Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Elder   The Spirit of the Elder Tree.   By Glennie Kindred.  1996.  Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  



Fig (Ficus

Fig Tree Cursed by Jesus  

Fig   Peepal: Sacred Trees in East Indian Lore   (Ficus religiosa



Grape (Vitis Vinifera

Grape Vine.   By George Knowles.  Grape (Vitis Vinifera

Grapes:  Quotes for Gardeners



Hawthorne (Crataegus) 

Hawthorne, Hazel
    Hawthorne (Crataegus

.  By George Knowles. 

Hawthorne Trees: Myths and Legends  Paghat's Garden. 

Hawthorne   Magic Whispers - Trees  



Hazel (Corylus

Hazel   Dryads and the Properties of Wood   Haxel (Corylus

.   By George Knowles. 

Hazel - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Hazel:  Quotes for Gardeners

Hazel - Celtic Tree Lore.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  



Holly (Ilex

Holly.   By George Knowles. 

Holly  - Celtic Tree Lore.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  

Holly Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Holly - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Holly Trees: Myths and Legends  Paghat's Garden. 





Juniper Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Juniper: Quotes for Gardeners



Neem   Sacred Trees in East Indian Lore  Neem (Azidirachta indica

Maple, Myrtle



Oak (Quercus

Oak   California Oaks - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  Oak (Quercus

Oak   Father Oak's Druidism


Oak Lore    The Anglian Gardener.  

Oak - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Oak - In Worship of Trees.  By George Knowles. 

Oak Lore.   Eileen Holland.  Excellent article.  

Oak Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Oaks: Quotes for Gardeners    

The Oak Tree in the Courtyard - A Zen Koan

The Oak Tree: King of the Greenwood
.   By Glennie Kindred.  1998.  Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  



Olive (Olea europaea

Olive - (A Modern Herbal)    (Olea europaea

Olives: Information, History, Folklore, Uses, Cultivation

Olive - Olea europaea
    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.  

Olives - Red Bluff, California  



Peach - Prunus persica    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.   (Prunus persica

Pecan - Carya illinoensis    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.    (Carya illinoensis

The Pecan: History, Nutrution, Folklore, Recipes.  Vegetarians in Paradise.   

Pine   Christmas Trees: Lore and Legend   

Pine   Christmas Tree Traditions and Folklore  

Pine   Mythology and Folklore of the Scot's Pine   Trees For Life


Poplar (Aspen)   - Celtic Tree Lore.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  

Rowan = Mountain Ash

Rowan   Dryads and the Properties of Wood

.   By George Knowles. 

Rowan Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Rowan - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  Bibliography.

Rowan  The Spirit of the Elder Tree.   By Glennie Kindred.  1996.  Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  

Rowan see also Ash 


Sycamore - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Sycamore Lore.   By P. Binggeli.   

Walnut   Black Walnut Explorations.   By Carlene Cooper.  (Juglans regina, Juglans negra)

Walnut   Gothic Gardening:  Walnut   Comments on the walnut tree's reputation as a sinister tree.

Walnut   Juglans     

Walnut   Nut Trees: Lore, Legends, Magick, Esoterica, Legends  

Walnut - (A Modern Herbal)    

Walnut: History, Nutrution, Folklore, Recipes.  Vegetarians in Paradise.  

Walnut - Juglans    Facts, cultivation, history, folklore.  By Mark Rieger.   

Walnut Trees: Information, History, Folklore, Quotes, Uses, Magick, Cultivation

Walnuts - Red Bluff, California

Walnuts, Wisdom and Folklore  

World Wide Walnut   An outstanding site!!

Willow   Dryads and the Properties of Wood   (Salix

Willow   The Power of the Willow Tree.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997. 

.   By Robert Knowles. 

Willow Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life 

Willow Saille - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 

Yew   Dryads and the Properties of Wood     (Taxus

Yew   The Sacred Yew: Rediscovering the Ancient Tree of Life Through the Work of Allen Meredith.  By Anand Chetan and Diana Brueton.  Arkana, 1994.


Yew - Folklore

Yew: Sacred Tree of Transformation and Rebirth
.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997.  Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  

Yew - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid. 






Months and Seasons
Quotes, Poems, Saying, Lore, Myths, Holidays, Gardening Chores




















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Lore, Myths, Spirituality, Nature Spirits, Magick, Legends, Esoterica

Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Tales




"The Yakshis, or "tree goddesses," figure prominently in the decoration of early Buddhist monuments in India, such as the railings at the Bharhut (1st cent. AD) and Sanchi (1st-2nd cent. AD) stupas. Tree goddesses and other nature spirits were local divinities associated with particular places in the landscape, where they were venerated.  The typical yakshi stands underneath a tree, bending the branches down with her right hand, and touching the trunk with her left foot. This pose has been interpreted as dohada, a Sanskrit term meaning that a woman can make a tree bloom, linking the idea of femininity to that of fertility.  Dohada was commonly performed by a woman embracing a tree, dancing or singing for it, and touching it with her heel. This description fits perfectly with depictions of yakshis with their arms around trees, touching the base of the trunk with their left heels. The fifth-century poet Kalidasa gave a description of such a ceremony in which the feet were painted and the ankles decorated with rings, just like many of the yakshis depicted on the stupa railings, and then the woman kicked the tree with her left foot.  One may surmise that dohada, or the concept of females associated with fertile trees, was a long-standing non-Buddhist tradition."
Nature Spirits and Early Buddhism 


Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I   

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II   Includes a bibliography and links.  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV
   Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.  



"Let your tree knowledge branch out:  There are over 20,000 different kinds of trees in the world.  Less than 1% of a tree is made up of living cells.  About 90% of a tree’s roots are in the top 18 inches of the soil. This is why it's important not to compact the soil or disturb the ground beneath the tree.  Roots can extend up to three times the height of the tree. The notion that the root of a tree mirror its crown is more artistic than accurate. The shape of a tree actually resembles a wineglass set on a plate.  Root growth can occur any time the soil temperature is above 32 F.  A large leafy tree may take up as much as a ton of water form the soil every day."
-   Kim Sebastian, Tree Trivia and Tree Myths



"The most famous sacred grove in mainland Greece was the oak grove at Dodona. Outside the walls of Athens, the site of the Academy was a sacred grove of olive trees, still recalled in the phrase "the groves of Academe."  In central Italy, the town of Nemi recalls the Latin nemus Aricinum, or "grove of Ariccia", a small town a quarter of the way around the lake. In Antiquity the area had no town, but the grove was the site of one of the most famous of Roman cults and temples: that of Diana Nemorensis, a study of which served as the seed for Sir James Frazer's seminal work on the anthropology of religion, The Golden Bough.  A sacred grove behind the House of the Vestal Virgins on the edge of the Roman Forum lingered until its last vestiges were burnt in the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE.  In the town of Spoleto, Umbria, two stones from the late third century BCE, inscribed in archaic Latin, established punishments for the profanation of the woods dedicated to Jupiter (Lex Luci Spoletina) have survived; they are preserved in the National Archeological Museum of Spoleto.  The Bosco Sacro (literally sacred grove) in the garden of Bomarzo, Italy, lends its associations to the uncanny atmosphere."
-   Sacred Grove 



"The dryad is the spirit of the tree, its essential pattern.  It is a living being linked to the tree and growing with it, but at the same time it is a trans-temporal and trans-spacial creature, living in the Astral dimension as much as in the mundane world. When a branch falls off a tree or is pruned, the dryad spirit is still in the wood. It is not really correct to speak of "parts" of a spirit, but one might consider the spirit of the wand to be part of the tree's consciousness. Some writers suggest that trees withdraw their life from a branch when they sense it is going to be cut and there is doubtless something to such observations. Nevertheless, in my experience, the spirit always remains in some degree and can be awoken by enchantment when the branche is crafted into a wand." 
-   Dryads and the Properties of Wood  



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