Crataegus Monogyna – Whitethorn our most common hedgerow plant. It puts on a stunning display of white flowers in spring and red berries in Autumn. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Ash Tree – Under pressure from a disease called Ash Dieback – but still beautiful
Aspen – ‘The Trembling Poplar’ a less common tree – often heard before it is seen – see this short video describing the role Aspen plays in Irish Biodiversity, the life they support and how to identify them.
Symbolism: Sacred hope, protection, and cleansing against malignant spirits and was thought by many to have a sacred quality as it was one of several plants designated as the bush from which Christ’s crown of thorns was made.Ogham lunar cycle Mar19-Apr14.
Symbolism:A tree revered as a protective symbol. Honored by the Celts for its balance of beauty and storehouse of wisdom embodied within its towering strength and hardiness.It resonates a high, clear vibration that naturally transforms lower (negative) energies.Ogham lunar cycle Nov29-Dec26
Alnus Glutinosa – Common AlderCommon in wet ground, marshes, and stream-sides. Rounded leaves are light green. Fast-growing. Grows to a max of 20m. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Symbolism: Tree of Resurrection, Protection & all-knowing powers.Ogham lunar cycle Dec27-Jan22.
Not a true native but a common and popular Tree across Ireland – Acer Pseudoplatanus – Sycamore is a large deciduous tree that reaches 20–35 m tall at maturity, with a broad, domed crown It is noted for its tolerance of wind. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Symbolism: Enduring love and protection, due to its resistance against the more destructive elemental forces of nature.Ogham lunar cycle Sept5-Oct1.
Quercus Robur (native) – Common Oak is a hardy, slow-growing tree, forming a large round-headed native deciduous tree with acorns on long stems in autumn. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE
Symbolism: Cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied within its towering strength.Ogham lunar cycle apr15-May12.
Malus Sylvestris – Common Crab Apple. A small tree, which produces pinkish-white flowers, birds, and insects appreciates the heavy crops of fruit. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Symbolism: The only native Irish Apple tree -Crab apples have long been associated with eternal love and marriage. Ogham lunar cycle Jul8-Aug6.
Ailex Aquifolium – Holly – one of the few native broadleaf evergreen trees. Holly trees are either male or female, so we plant together as only the females produce berries. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Symbolism: Tree of Protection -Its spirit and essence manifest the energy of protection with style, dignity, and honor even in the midst of great challenges.Ogham lunar cycle May13-June9.
Corylus Avellana – Hazel is commonly found as part of the undergrowth in Oak and Ash Woodland. The nuts are much sought after food source for wildlife. CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGE.
Symbolism: Tree of Knowledge -Wisdom and poetic Inspiration -In Irish folklore, the Hazel tree was the home of “Bile Ratha,” the poetic fairy. The “Salmon of knowledge” was said to have eaten its nuts dropped into its sacred pool from the hazel tree growing beside it. Ogham lunar cycle June10-July7.
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