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Druid Tree Lore

Postby Fitheach » 30 Jul 2006, 18:26

Check out Druid Tree Lore on the main OBOD website for arboreal inspiration!
http://www.druidry.org/modules.php?op=m ... page_id=72

and for more articles on trees, http://druidry.org/obod/trees/trees.html

OakWyse's excellent ogham site:   http://www.llynhydd.org/Ogham.html

and another personal favorite:   http://www.the-tree.org.uk/

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Postby scryberwitch » 16 Dec 2006, 03:30

Newcomer here, reviving an old thread.
Great links, BTW, and thanks!
But I wonder, are there any meanings behind other trees?
I'm curious because I have a special affinity for Mulberry trees (I'm in the Southern US). Not just because they have sweet, juicy berries, either! But I always seem to notice them - almost like they call out to me. I have a double-tree sprouting up by my back patio (it's one tree that split into 2 main branches right near the ground). I fear for its life because I live in a rent house and it's growing between the concrete pad (the "patio") and the privacy fence. It's about 9 feet tall now, still a sapling but too big to uproot (I think). I'm afraid the landlord's going to send some guy to chop it down!
So, if anyone knows any special meaning of mulberry trees, or any way I could save the one by my back patio, I'd appreciate it!
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Postby Kernos » 16 Dec 2006, 04:55

And anyone who would like to create a loreation will receive 1000 Keltic Kisses

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Postby Fitheach » 01 May 2007, 16:58

 I wonder, are there any meanings behind other trees?
Excellent question!  One would have to research the regional lore to explore the meanings of native trees.  Local libraries and arboretums might have resources.  That would be the starting point.  After researching that, you might want to meditate with the trees, and keep a journal of your discoveries.  This makes a wonderful Druid project.  And this forum is interested in threads on regional trees as well!
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Re: Druid Tree Lore

Postby flame » 01 Mar 2009, 00:45

and another personal favorite:   http://www.the-tree.org.uk/
unfortunatley this site has been vandalised and isn't up at the mo

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Postby Catherine » 09 Mar 2010, 22:05

 I wonder, are there any meanings behind other trees?
Excellent question!  One would have to research the regional lore to explore the meanings of native trees.  Local libraries and arboretums might have resources.  That would be the starting point.  After researching that, you might want to meditate with the trees, and keep a journal of your discoveries.  This makes a wonderful Druid project.  And this forum is interested in threads on regional trees as well!
I have been wondering if it is time to update the Ogham to include trees like the London Plane which, IMHO is a wonderful, steadfast, reassuring, generous tree. It looks to me as though when they are packed in together, they seem to grow to the same height and girth which I have interpreted as sharing resources; something humans could learn to do in cities especially.

Also the horse chesnut, provides conkers which are great fun, could be added and the Wayfaring tree which seems appropriate in modern times as people seem to up root and not live near where they were born. 3 for starters!

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Re: Druid Tree Lore

Postby ebhadh » 17 Apr 2015, 10:10

I understand where you are coming from, but the official Ogam cannot be 'updated' because it is about Gaelic letters and the attributions to tree species is not exact, and - indeed - even that trees apply to most - it is disputed by learned authors such as Damien McManus, who is an Ogam scholar at Dublin University. You could maybe append other trees you would like to include to specific existing letters/numbers because they share characteristics with the usual species given, or maybe even invent another set of marks, letters and numbers of your own for them, but these would only be for your own use of course.

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Re: Druid Tree Lore

Postby Danaan » 26 Mar 2016, 21:59

Fitheach-
You'll find there are local trees that speak to you, and others developing local Ogams for their geographcal region. Go to these resources on my North America Druid themed site:

Ogam & Native Florida Plants: https://www.danaan.net/ogam-fl/
A Local Ogham: Finding Your Area’s Sacred Plants (includes links to other Ogams): https://www.danaan.net/druid-cat/finding-local-ogam/

This should give you some ideas. Enjoy!
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