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Frankincense & Myrrh: Gifts of Tree History

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The Winter holidays have many tree related symbols and images. The Christmas tree, frankincense, mistletoe, myrrh, holly berries, and mantle greenery over a wood fireplace all bring fond memories of past times. One symbolic gesture of holidays stretching back to the most ancient of days is giving of precious gifts. In the past there were few gifts as valuable as frankincense and myrrh tree resins.

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Community and Urban Forestry
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