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Cultural Aspects of Trees: Traditions & Myths

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WSFNR-17-15
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      From the earliest human writings and myths, trees have represented the power and mystery of nature. Large, ancient trees seemed immortal, demanding respect and reverence. They could bare huge crops of seed and grow forests full of their own offspring. When struck by
lightning or set aflame, trees even in death, were creatures of worship, awe, and fear - the homes of gods.  (plus table of tree species and traditional uses).

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Community and Urban Forestry
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