FRED HAGENEDER’S GATEWAY TO THE MEANING OF TREES IN CULTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS

THE MEANING OF TREES

WORLD TREE NEWS

Cultural history

The world's forests are active players in maintaining the equilibrium of world climate, not just passive victims succumbing to global heating.

Climate disruption is not the only reason for mass tree dying caused by ever new bugs and diseases. Landgrabbing and pollution have much to answer for.

The origins of the Yew tree reach back to the Upper Jurassic, the age of dinosaurs. Today the oldest trees of Europe need a better conservation status.

The Yew tree (Taxus baccata L.), the oldest native tree species of Europe, is full of surprises and enigmas, both in botany and in natural history as well as cultural history. Here’s a concise introduction.

The Birch tree plays a central role in the mythology, initiations and rituals of Siberian and Mongolian shamanism.

Trees are guardians protecting all life on Earth, just as a single tree gives refreshing shadow under the summer sun. That's why everywhere in the world humans have respected, loved and revered trees. Evidence for this goes way back into the Stone Age. The wisdom of trees is as old as the dawn of human consciousness.