Tree traditions and folklore from Northeast Irel

Simon, B., 2000, Tree traditions and folklore from Northeast Irel, in: Arboricultural Journal, , 1

  • Author : Simon, B.
  • Year : 2000
  • Journal/Series : Arboricultural Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Pages : 15-40
  • Abstract in English : A study of tree traditions and folklore in parts of Northern Ireland gas identified may urban and rural sites where trees have historical, cultural or spiritual importance. Many of these trees are know only to local communities and have not preciously been described in detail. Comparison is made with traditions in the British Isles and the associations of particular tree species with specific traditions are examined. It is unlikely that the area studied has an exceptional number of tree traditions, everywhere there are threes that are well known landmarks, trees about which stories are told. Many of the trees have long been important to local communities, though details of the traditions and rituals associated with sites often change with time. New traditions also emerge. Discovering these traditions van form an important element of local history research and help promote tree heritage and local distinctiveness.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: trees, history, culture. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.