Quotes, Notes, Poems, Lore, Myths, 
Folklore, Stories, Tales, Legends

The Spirit of Gardening


       In 2007, this webpage was moved to:

        It is now updated and maintained at Trees: Lore, Spirituality, Magic, Folklore.

Prepared by Michael P. Garofalo









In Switzerland, there is a long tradition of men becoming trees.  Men in 
the village of Le Noirmont dress up as fir trees and run through the village searching for maidens to "sacrifice."  The chosen one has her face painted with soot, and she is then dunked in the village fountain.  Then the Treemen transform themselves back into humans until the next year.
-  Tom Kemmerer






The identification of sacred trees as symbols of renewal is widespread.  
In China, the Tree of Life, the Kien-Luen, grows on the slopes of Kuen-Luen, while the Moslem Lote tree marks the boundary between the human and the divine.  From the four boughs of the Buddhist Tree of Wisdom flow the rivers 
of life.  The great ash tree Yggdrasil of Nordic myth connects with its roots 
and boughs the underworld and heaven.
-   Sacred Places:  Trees and the Sacred.  Christopher L. C. E. Whitcombe.







There is no botanical class for the tree of Siberian legend, which sprang up
without branches.  God caused nine limbs to shoot from it, and nine men
were born at its foot: fathers of the nine races.  Five of the branches, that
turned toward the east, furnished fruit for men and beasts, but the fruits
that grew on the four western branches God forbade to men, and he sent
a dog and a snake to guard them.  While the snake slept, Erlik, the tempter,
climbed into the western branches and persuaded Edji, the woman, to eat
the forbidden fruit.  This she shared with her husband, Torongoi, and the
pair, realizing their guilt, covered themselves with skins and hid 
under the tree.
-   Charles M. Skinner, Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants, 1911







The decorated Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans 
who during their winter festival decorated trees with small pieces of metal.  
An evergreen, the Paradise tree, was decorated with apples as a symbol 
of the feast of Adam and Eve held on December 24th during the middle ages.
Christmas Trees and More, University of Illinois





Christmas Tree History and Legends






Shido Munan Zenji had collected a large sum of gold for the establishment
of a monastery and was returning home on foot with the money.  A bandit,
skilled in detecting travelers carrying valuables, followed him to an inn where
both put up for the night.  When all was quiet, the bandit came to Manan
Zenji's room and slipped open the sliding door.  To his amazement he didn't
find a monk snoozing under his quilts but an enormous oak tree, rooted in
the tatami mat, pushing its branches against the ceiling and walls!  Trembling
a confused, he withdrew to his own room.  The bandit changed his ways
and became a student of Shido Munan Zenji
As told to Robert Aitken by Nakagawa Soen Roshi.
From The Gateless Barrier, 1991, p. 229








At that time there was a man who had only one daughter and she died.   He felt
that he could not live without her and kept telling his friends that he wanted to
go to the spirit land and get his daughter.  He was told that if he could find
Winabojo he would learn the way to the spirit land ....  So he talked it over with
the other [Chippewa] Grand Medicine men, and five of them said they would go
to the spirit land with him ...  They went until they came to this island, far in the
great lake (Lake Superior).  There they found Winabojo.   He was too old to
travel, and on his head was a beautiful cedar tree.  Winabojo wore the cedar
tree as an ornament and its roots were all around him.

This story has many interesting twists and turns as the five men
go on an adventure into the spirit land. 
Told by Frances Densmore, How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, 
Medicine and Crafts
., Dover 1974. 






Larger and finer meanings are read into the older legends of the plants, and the
universality of certain myths is expressed in the concurrence of ideas in the
beginnings of the great religions.   One of the first figures in the leading cosmologies
is a tree of life guarded by a serpent.  In the Judaic faith this was the tree in the
garden of Eden; the Scandinavians made it an ash, Ygdrasil;  Christians usually
specify the tree as an apple, Hindus as a soma, Persians as a homa, Cambodians
as a talok; this early treee is the vine of Bacchus, the snake-entwined caduceus of
Mercury, the twining creeper of the Eddas, the bohidruma of Buddha, the fig of
Isaiah, the tree of Aesculapius with the serpent around his trunk. 
-   Charles M. Skinner, Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants, 1911







The earth gripped both her ankles as she prayed.
Roots forced from beneath her toenails, they burrowed
Among deep stones to the bedrock.  She swayed.

Living statuary on a tree's foundations.
In that moment, her bones became grained wood,
Their marrow pith,

Her blood sap, her arms boughs, her fingers twigs,
Her skin rough bark.  And already
The gnarling crust has coffined her swollen womb.

It swarms over her breasts.  It wraps upwards
Reaching for her eyes as she bows
Eagerly into it, hurrying the burial

Of her face and her hair under thick-webbed bark.
Now all her feeling has gone into wood, wit her
Yet she weeps.

The warm drops ooze from her rind.
These tears are still treasured.
To this day they are know by her name - Myrrh. 

-   Ovid, Metamorphoses: Venus and Adonis, 10 B.C.
Translated by Ted Hughes, Tales from Ovid, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997






"According to an ancient Shinto belief, a god descended to a high pine 
on an elegant mountain, to exist in a large or old tree. Sacred places, 
despite occupying only 0.55% of Japanese territory, have been marked 
by shrines for many years.  The precinct of a shrine is distinguished by 
special trees.  Twigs with leaves of Cleyra japonica or Illicium religiosum 
are offered to a god or the soul of a dead person.  More than 15 species 
in Japan have been identified for religious use.  Because sacred forests 
and trees have significant roles, preserving a solemn atmosphere as 
well as the natural environment, they should be protected and conserved 
as a heritage for citizens."
-   Hiroshi Omura, Trees, Forests and Religion in Japan






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Lore, Myths, Magick, Facts, Folklore
Legends, Esoterica, Superstitions, 
Totems, Wizardry

General Works

Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

(This webpage was started on August 15, 2004.)



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.  

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   23Kb.  

Celtic Tree Lore.  91Kb.  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.

The Celts: Druids and Sacred Trees   17Kb.  

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.  MGC.  Resources, 268 pages.  ISBN: 0875421083.  Ideas for creating
indoor and outdoor altars and sanctuaries.  

Common Tree Myths.  Taken from "100 Tree Myths" by Dr. Alex Shigo.  18Kb.  

Cowper, Wordsworth, Clare: The Politics of Trees
.   By Tim Fulford.  33K.   

The Cultural Aspects of Trees: Traditions and Myths.  By Kim D. Coder.  56Kb.  

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

Darke Dreams: Magick: Celtic Tree and Flower Medicine   

Dragon Mother's Book fo Spells - Tree Lore

The Druid Grove

Druid Tree Lore and the Ogham

Dryads and the Properties of Wood   "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, Druids and the Fifth Element.  57kb.  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 Orchards in Red Bluff, California

Fruits and Nuts - Quotes for Gardeners  

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. 

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.

Good Faeries, Bad Faeries.   By Brian Froud.  Simon and Schuster, 1998.  192 pages.
ISBN: 0684847817.

The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries.  By Pierre Dubois.  Simon and Schuster, 2000.
184 pages.  ISBN: 0684869578.  Illustrated by Roland and Claudine Sabatier.

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

The Greenman

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."  15Kb.  

In Worship of Trees   By George Knowles.  44Kb.  

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies.   By Anna Franklin.  Vega, 2003.  288 pages.
ISBN: 1843336243.  

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

Labyrinths:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Lore of the Trees Amethyst's Wicca   

Lore - Trees.  The Anglian Gardener.  61Kb.  

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.

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.

On Trees    Lore and legends about  many kinds of trees.   

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

Paghat's Garden - Evergreen Trees    Botanical and agriculatural 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 2,700 quotes arranged by over 135 topics.  Complied by 
Michael P. 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.  

Sacred Celtic Trees and Woods

Sacred Groves and Sacred Trees of Uttara Kannada, India
.  By Subash Chandran 
Madhav Gadgil, M.D.  68 Kb.  

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.

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 2,700 quotes arranged by over 135 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

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.  

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

Tree Legends, Stories, Tales    

Tree Lore   11kb.  

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.  7Kb.  

Tree Magick: Willow for Love, Oak for Strength.   By Edain McCoy.  5Kb.  

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.   21Kb.  

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.  "Let your tree knowledge branch out:  There are over 20,000 different
kinds of trees in the world.  Lesss 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."

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.   

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

Trees and Moons: Sacred Trees   18Kb.  

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

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.  MGC.  Organized by areas of the
United States.  Includes a bibliography.  

Trees - Links and Quotes  

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

Trees of County Louth.   By Caroline Kerr.  17Kb.

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I    70Kb.  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II    120Kb.  Includes a bibliography and links.  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III    46Kb.   

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV
    48Kb.  Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.  

Trees - Stories, Tales, Lore

Trees - Wiccan   10Kb.  

Under the Greenwood Tree.  By Jeremy Harte.  25Kb.  What forests meant to 
people in medieval European society.   

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth.  .   By Robert Graves.  
Noonday Press, Reprint Edition, 1966.  512 pages.  ISBN: 0374504938.

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.




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Trees - Glossary
Lore, Myths, Magick, Legends, Esoterica

Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes



Alder   (Alnus)

.   By George Knowles.   7Kb.  

Alder, Apple, Ash, Aspen

Alder  - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  8Kb.  



Almond   (Prunus dulcis)



Apple   (Malus)

Apple  - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  49Kb.  

The Wisdom of the Apple Tree
.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997.  17Kb.







Ash   (Fraxinus)

Ash.   By George Knowles.  10Kb.

Dryads and the Properties of Wood

.   By George Knowles.  6Kb. 

See Also:  Rowan (Mountain Ash)







Bay  (Laurus nobilis)

Bay, Beech, Birch, Barnacle



Birch   (Betula)

Birch - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  6Kb.  

Birch - In Worship of Trees
.   By George Knowles.  15Kb.  

Birch Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

Dryads and the Properties of Wood



Cedar   (Cedrus)






Dryads and the Properties of Wood





Chestnut Lore




Elder   (Sambucus nigra)


Elder.   By George Knowles.  10Kb.  

Elder Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

The Spirit of the Elder Tree
.   By Glennie Kindred.  1996.  15Kb.  
Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  







Grape   (Vitis vinifera)

Grape Vine.   By George Knowles.  16Kb.  



Hawthorne   (Crataegus)

Hawthorne, Hazel

.  By George Knowles.  5Kb.

Hawthorne Trees: Myths and Legends  Paghat's Garden.  15Kb.  

Magic Whispers - Trees



Hazel   (Corylus)

Dryads and the Properties of Wood

.   By George Knowles.  12Kb.  

Hazel - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  11Kb.  

Hazel - Celtic Tree Lore.  91Kb.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  




Holly    (Ilex)

Holly.   By George Knowles.  12Kb.

Holly  - Celtic Tree Lore.  91Kb.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  

Holly Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

Holly - Tree Lore - OBOD
  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  14Kb  

Holly Trees: Myths and Legends  Paghat's Garden.  12Kb.  .  






Juniper Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb




Neem  (Azidirachta indica)

Sacred Trees in East Indian Lore




Maple, Myrtle



Oak   (Quercus)


California Oaks - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  1MB - Pdf.  

Father Oak's Druidism


Oak Lore    The Anglian Gardener.   7Kb.  

Oak - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  21Kb.  

Oak - In Worship of Trees.  By George Knowles.  62Kb.  

Oak Lore.   Eileen Holland.  45Kb. Excellent article.  

Oak Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

The Oak Tree: King of the Greenwood
.   By Glennie Kindred.  1998.  13Kb. 
Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  











Peepal  (Ficus religiosa)

Sacred Trees in East Indian Lore









Christmas Trees: Lore and Legend

Christmas Tree Traditions and Folklore  

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





Poplar (Aspen)   - Celtic Tree Lore.  91Kb.  By Sarah the Swampwitch.  



Rowan = Mountain Ash

Dryads and the Properties of Wood

.   By George Knowles.  6Kb. 

Rowan Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

Rowan - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  8Kb.  Bibliography.

The Spirit of the Elder Tree
.   By Glennie Kindred.  1996.  15Kb.  
Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  








Sycamore - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  7Kb.  

Sycamore Lore.   By P. Binggeli.  17Kb.  





Walut: Lore, Legends, Magick




Willow  (Salix)

Dryads and the Properties of Wood

The Power of the Willow Tree
.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997.  13Kb.  

.   By Robert Knowles.  10Kb.  

Willow Mythology and Folklore - Trees for Life  9Kb

Willow Saille - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  21Kb.  



Yew   (Taxus)

Dryads and the Properties of Wood   

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


The Yew: Sacred Tree of Transformation and Rebirth
.  By Glennie Kindred.  1997.  16Kb.  
Dragon's Hoard/White Dragon website.  

Yew - Tree Lore - OBOD  By Susa M. Black, OBOD Druid.  13Kb.  












Lore, Myths, Magick, Legends, Esoterica

Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Tales


Trees - Quotes for Gardeners I    70Kb.  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners II    120Kb.  Includes a bibliography and links.  

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners III    46Kb.   

Trees - Quotes for Gardeners IV
    48Kb.  Includes quotations about wild trees and forests.  

Trees - Stories, Tales, Lore

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Haiku Poetry  -  Links and References

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The History of Gardening Timeline
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Seasons and Time

Zen Poetry

Comments about this Web Site

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Quotes for Gardeners

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Many of the Documents Include Recommended Readings and Internet Links.
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