Top Ten Remarkable Trees- National Geographic

23rd Apr 2016 @ 13:10 by Heidi H.

Wedding Oak, Live Oak, San Saba, Texas

The romantic lore of the tree just outside the town of San Saba, Texas, known as the Wedding Oak, began, it is said, with Native Americans who held meetings, ceremonies, and weddings under its shade, but the association of trees with love began long before. In Greek mythology, Orpheus, who reclaimed his dearest Eurydice from the underworld, played her a love song on his lyre, causing an elm grove to grow on the spot. German lore averred that two trees planted in front of the house of a newly married couple assured happiness and a locust, according to the Victorians, was symbolic of love beyond the grave.

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