29, 2006 11:54 PST
Ed, Monica, Elizabeth, Pamela, Carl, et al:
Okay, we've covered some heady tree topics,
but so far we have not
broached the subject of tree dreams. So, I guess I'll start.
I widh I could state otherwise, but my tree
dreams are embarrassingly
unimaginative. Sometimes I'm chasing the elusive 200-footer,
without confirming it. The quarry will often be a conifer in a
or along a boundary between properties. On occasion, I'll pursue
ellusive 200-foot tuliptree and it will usually be in a small
grove in a
semi-surburban setting. However, more often than not, the tree
dream simply affords me with an escape from the snapping jaws of
grizzly bear or African lion. Always an African lion. Never a
jaguar, or leopard (I wonder if Roman dreams of large centipedes
dropping on him from above?). These tree-based escapes have the
frustrating habit of shrinking on me just as I think that I'm
harm's way. The pursuing animal always seems to know that I've
really dumb choice of a tree and has a knowing look in its eyes
flounder around furiously trying to get farther out on a limb
down toward the waiting jaws of my nemesis.
Once, in a dream I did lounge in the foliage
of a large hardwood,
using the tree as a cover so as not to be noticed by bandits on
ground below. The place had a European feel to it. In the dream,
feeling secure from the bandits, I commenced to explore the
the limbs and bask in the feeling of safety provided by the many
of branches. I would reach a point, peep through and see the
bandits still searching.
On occasion, I'll revisit a stand of trees in
a dream and recognize
it as a place that I have been before. Usually the stand is in
old-growth forest dominated by medium-sized hardwoods and on the
a small mountain. I seldom clearly identify the species in the
mountain is recognized as a place I've visited before.
Big cavity trees play an important part in
tree lore, but seldom
enter my dreams. There have been a few exceptions, but caves
a much larger role than tree cavities.
Well, this is a start. Okay, intrepid Ents,
anyone care to step
forward and share a tree dream. What kinds of tree dreams do we
Robert T. Leverett
Cofounder, Eastern Native Tree Society
29, 2006 18:24 PST
I can't recall any tree dreams that I have had. I looked on the
and found this site:
An Online Guide to Dream Interpretation
To see lush green trees in your dream, symbolizes new hopes,
desires. It also implies strength and stability. You are
your own self-development and individuation.
To dream that you are climbing a tree, signifies that you will
career goals and reach those high places in society. The degree
difficulty to which you climb the tree will measure the speed of
achievement of these goals
To dream that you cut down a tree, signifies that you are
energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.
To see a falling tree in your dream, indicates that you are off
out of sync. You are off track and headed in the wrong
**See The Meaning In Action: "Scissors In The Forest"
There are many references to chase dreams. The concept of the
rather silly, but it is interesting to check out.
30, 2006 05:27 PST
Thanks for doing the research. The creators of
interpretation site probably can't imagine how some of us might
preoccupied with measuring trees that we have tree dreams that
actually about measuring trees. Then there are those dreams of
that start out substantial and suddenly become skimpy just as
freakin big bear or lion gets ready to chomp down on one's foot
hindquarters. Maybe the explanation is that I'm having a
dream that sends the message that skimpy young trees cannot
functions and purposes of larger, mature trees. I wonder how
analyze dreams would propose that as an explanation? All fun