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Oak and Ash and Thorn – the herbal and magical uses of trees

“Where oak and ash and thorn grow together one is likely to see Fairies.” So goes the old adage, passed down through the generations to impress upon us the value and sanctity of trees. For our ancestors, these three trees and many others were the basic tools of survival.

Through the ages trees have given us shelter, medicine, tools and household items such as cups, bowls and dishes. They gave us paper, building materials and cloth. They cooled us in summer and warmed us in winter. For these reasons alone they deserve reverence.

Our future survival may also hinge on trees.

Read the original article at: llewellynjournal

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