Sacred Tree Profile: Magic, Medicine, Folklore and Ecology of Ash (Fraxinus Americana)

The Druid's Garden

I remember the first time I met an Ash tree suffering from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in South East Michigan. She was a young ash, about 20 years old, about 4” thick at her widest point typical age, and had begun producing seeds. She stood proudly to the south-east of my sacred grove behind my pond, and I would visit her often. All of her elders in the surrounding area had been killed by the Emerald Ash Borer some years before. The EAB is a bright green beetle that came into the Detroit, MI harbor in 2002 and spread quickly into the surrounding ecosystem (now threatening ash trees along the midwest and eastern seaboard).  The EAB larvae eats the cambium (green inner bark) of many ash species; however, the borer ignores trees that are young and instead goes for more mature trees that have a more developed cambium. As…

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Mountain Home MareWednesday, November 20, at 8pm eastern, Author Mare Cromwell will join Miss Paula on Our Mountain Home.

Mare Cromwell is an award-winning author and speaker, plant intuitive, sacred gardener, and healer. She has studied for seventeen years with Native American medicine people and sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings.

Her books are: Messages from Mother…Earth Mother and If I Gave You God’s Phone Number…Searching for Spirituality In America.

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