Meanings of Trees

  • ALDER ~ Powerful, symbolizes control over the elements - earth, air, fire, water.
  • APPLE ~ Fruit bearing trees promote fertility, happiness, and abundance.
  • ASH ~ The father of trees. A powerful guardian, absorbs sickness, ensures potency, healing, protection, power over the sea.
  • BAMBOO ~ Used for Elemental wands. Fertility.
  • BIRCH ~ Symbolizes renewal and cleansing, birth, healing, Lunar energies, and protection.
  • CEDAR ~ Purification, removing hexes, healing.
  • CHERRY ~ Love, peace, healing, intuition.
  • CYPRESS ~ Sacrifice, resurrection, perfection, truth, youth, freedom, music.
  • EBONY ~ A strong magical power amplifier, and strongly protective.
  • ELDER ~ Fae magic, imagination, transformation, protection.
  • EUCALYPTUS ~ Healing, luck, divination.
  • HAWTHORN ~ A generally unlucky tree, the name of the tree means "harm" in its native tongue. In many cultures, the month of the Hawthorn (May) is a month of bad luck for marriages. Purification, enforced chastity, male potency, cleansing.
  • HAZEL ~ Inspires creativity in the user, conveys wisdom, intelligence, and righteousness. Also used for divining.
  • HOLLY ~ is used in aphrodisia, for consecration, material gain, promoting beauty, and literally means "holy".
  • IVY / VINE ~ Joy, Exhilaration, Love, Intoxication.
  • MAHOGANY ~ Fertility, growth, grounding, clarifying, bonds of love.
  • MAPLE ~ Love attraction, longevity, spirituality; money attractant.
  • OAK ~ A wood of masculine and projective energy. It symbolizes endurance, triumph, strength, power, prosperity, and heroism.
  • OLIVEWOOD ~ Potency, fertility, healing, peace, protection, lust, communication.
  • PALM ~ Fertility, potency, water magic.
  • PEACH ~ Fruit bearing trees promote fertility, happiness, and abundance. The Peach is a symbol of marriage.
  • PINE ~ Life and immortality, strength, rejuvination, calming and soothing, both female and male in energy.
  • POPLAR ~ Hope, rebirth, divination.
  • REDWOOD ~ Protection, love, success, power.
  • ROSEWOOD ~ Divination, glamour, feminine energy.
  • ROWAN ~ The tree of life. Protection against magic, healing, divination.
  • SPRUCE ~ Protection against enemies.
  • TEAK ~ Longevity, bonding, weathering all conditions, endurance.
  • WALNUT ~ Wishes granted, strengthens the heart, enhancement of mental powers. Dark earthly powers, introspection.
  • WILLOW ~ Ruled by the moon, powerfully feminine in energy. Healing, inspiration, fertility. A willow wand is a perfect wishing stick to help make dreams come true.
  • YEW ~ Has a dark reputation due to literature and its traditional use in weapons of death. Innappropriate for magical use.