Whether you believe in their supernatural powers, or you just enjoy the
folk lore, you'll want to use these trees to create those very special destinations in your garden.
Most trees listed here are available year-round at our nursery.
History tell us celebrations focused on giving thanks to the wood spirits and all spirits that safeguarded the apple crop. They sang songs and chanted and the remaining cider was thrown over the trees.
The God and Goddess Apollo and Athena sat in a Beech Tree having transformed into vultures.
Is the favorite tree of mythical treetures known as forest devils. They viewed the world from the top of the tree.
According to folklore the Fir has strong connections with the owner of the land where it stands.
A good luck tree to the owner and prosperity to the land where it stands.
Passing a young child through the branches of a Maple Tree will encourage good health and long life for a child.
There are many legends connected with the Aspen. The only tree reputed not to bend with compassion and continues to tremble as a result. The cross on which Christ was crucified was made from the Aspen.
Since ancient times the Yew has been viewed as the protector of the dead. It is also a symbol of immorality. The tree lives to an old age.
Many primitive people of noble, highly developed civilizations treated trees, flowers and plants
with great respect. Often trees were associated with having supernatural powers, being gods or ancestors
and associated with different forms of worship, while flowers and plants were viewed to also
have medicinal applications and miraculous healing qualities.
The Druids, particularly, believed that trees possessed great mysterious powers especially the rowan and
the oak. It is currently believed by some that the power and strength represented symbolically by the
tree trunk could be the reason why standing stones were erected to reflect the respect bestowed upon nature.
Since ancient times man has been influenced by trees throughout Europe, whilst we can see such images
reflected in Mexican sculpture and carving, and also in Ancient Indian artefacts where sacred trees have
played a central role in the belief systems. The Ancient Greeks too are known to have highly respected
the power and nobility of trees as paintings and pottery indicate images of reverence and gratification.