With Earth Love:The Hand Painted watercolor you see here is 3 birch trees.
The BIRCH is sometimes called "The Watchful Tree"
because of the eye-like impressions on the bark.
According to Celtic folklore, when the huge glaciers of the last ice age receded, birch trees were the first to re-colonize the rocky, ice-scoured landscape. That is why the birch tree has come to symbolize renewal, purification, and fertility.
It is a sign of New Life.
Some Less Known Uses of This Beautiful Tree Are:
Wood for long-boards, drums, guitars, soap, shampoo & leather oil. The fragrant twigs can be used inside a sauna to relax muscles. Birch tar can be used
as glue and the leaves can be used in a diuretic tea. “Birch Sap” is a
Traditional drink in Northern Europe, Russia and Northern China,
and can be used to make pancake syrup.
Birch essential oil is disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, analgesic, detoxifying, antiarthritic, diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, germicide, & insecticide.
Seed A Birch Tree - In Memory of a Loved One
Pick a sunny location, and be sure the soil there is not thick and clay-like,
as birch like a softer soil. Plant your seed a few inches deep and water well.
Let the Renewal Begin