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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Lee Hunter View Post
    Lilly and I prefer to plant small to medium size Acacia trees within our outdoor sanctuary.
    I love Acacia trees!!! Their flowers smell so nice, especially the white ones! Do you make Acacia honey too? It's one of my favourite types of honey!

    As I said... I love old trees...

    Example: Sequoia Gigantea!







    It's the same tree filmed from different angles... It is one of the few trees like that in Europe and it is located in Băile Herculane, Romania. I hugged this tree!

    Would be nice to visit its other siblings in Europe... and especially its siblings in those magnificent national parks in North America:





    Die Farben duften frisch und grün... Lieblich haucht der Wind um mich.

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    I love all trees and shrubs given I have a degree in Arboriculture, I really can't pick just one, I will just name a few.

    Tsuga canadensis- Canadian Hemlock

    Fraxinus excelsior- European Ash

    Ilex opaca -American Holly

    Quercus alba- White Oak
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    I'm not familiar with many trees. I am a city girl. There are palm trees where I live, and some other trees but I don't know what they are called.

    I've seen photos of birch trees and I like their white bark. So I'll say my favorite is the birch tree.

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    Yew



    'What magic is there in the ancient yew tree? What is it in them that fires our vision and fills the soul with mystery, touching ageless history?


    We associate our yew trees with our churchyards. There we constantly find them gracing the church and spreading their great arms among the graves. And many people may tacitly assume that the 'old folk' planted yews in churchyards. But no! The great yew trees can be 2,000 years old , or 3,000 or, in some cases, they may reach 4,000 years or more and our churches were mostly built less than 1,000 years ago. The yews came first, planted on sacred sites known to the Druids. The later church builders were sensitive to the holy places and knew where to build their churches. So let us awaken to the wonder of the yews, planted long before the churches were built and linked with ancient pre-Christian ritual and mystery.


    What a marvel is the ancient yew! It is claimed that the great yew could be absolutely immortal! Grasp what it is doing. The central complex of bole and trunk often seems like a number of trees flowing into each other to make an entity of incredible strength. Then the branches around the central trunk dip down and reroot themselves so that, as a virtually new tree, they may send out further branches. Thus theoretically at least, the process can go on till the ringed complex covers a great area.


    Our imagination is fired by this tree. Once we have 'seen' a yew tree, then it becomes fascinating to study the complex bole and and see how the streams of energy flow along its ribs. Our imaginative vision can merge with the wondrous structure. Theoretically, the yew tree could be ageless and never die, the central trunk like a compact pillar of immense strength.


    Alas that through ignorance and indifference many great trees in our churchyards have been destroyed as inconvenient. But they are sacred trees and it is vital that we recover this knowledge. Preserving the great yews is a duty that we owe to our forebears, to the history of our countryside and to those who come after us.' Sir George Trevelyan.


    'One tree had always stood out. Though used for long bows, the Yew's regenerative powers and the poisonous nature of its leaves and seeds denied its use for other things. So many were spared the axe and grew to gnarled old age - patriarchs of a fast disappearing forest, things of wonder, mystery and imagination. They became special meeting places where decisions were taken, secrets shared, a place of reverence and worship, for the sacred tree could kill or cure.'

    David Bellamy, Naturalist.

    The Sacred Yew by Anand Chetan and Diana Brueton from... 04 Mar 2019.





    The yew has given its name to many places in Ireland. Co Mayo, for example, comes from the Irish Magh Eo, meaning ‘Plain of the Yew’. The village near where I live is called Virginia, but in Irish its name is Achadh an Iúr, which means ‘Field/ Meadow of the Yew’.Incidentally, the townland I live in is called Billis, which in Irish is na Bilí, meaning ‘sacred tree’. Just down the road from my house is the hugest yew tree with the broadest trunk I have ever seen. It stands on private land, so I knocked on the owner’s door, hoping to find out a little of its history, but no-one was home. Could it possibly be the sacred tree Billis is named after?





    Sacred Trees of Ireland | The Yew | aliisaacstoryteller
    aliisaacstoryteller.com The yew is a long-lived tree; it is thought it can survive to the ripe old age of 9500 years, although it is hard to accurately date due to the unique way in which it grows.


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    The yew is very sacred and beautiful, jagdmesser.

    I like cherry blossom trees a great deal, and there were several near my old flat.

    The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    The yew is very sacred and beautiful, jagdmesser.

    I like cherry blossom trees a great deal, and there were several near near my old flat.

    I remember the cherry blossoms of Washington D.C. Its one of the most beautiful parts of that city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astragoth View Post
    I remember the cherry blossoms of Washington D.C. Its one of the most beautiful parts of that city.
    That's what I've heard; it must be a very lovely sight to behold.
    The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    That's what I've heard; it must be a very lovely sight to behold.
    It is. The problem is the rest of the city is a ghetto.

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    The european oak

    Besidea other native trees, Ginkgo biloba.
    The problem is they can smell pretty bad.


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