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I am fond of using crystals to help inspire in me certain energies, but if I keep them on my person for long periods, or if I puthem under my pillow, I have trouble sleeping, and their energies are often blocked. I was advised by a reputable someone that I should try looking to trees and barks rather than to crystals and rocks, because I really do connect better with forests than I do with mountains. As soon as she suggested it, I knew it was something worth trying.
Unfortunately, I have had trouble locating books on the energies and attributes of different trees that are as detailed as those on gemstone properties, so I was wondering if anyone out there had any recomendataions, or even just a reliable site from which I can begin to research this option.
Just poking around Google, I found this page:
Hope this helps.
This is some of what turned up in a search for druid tree lore:
A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine
by Ellen Evert Hopman
*20 trees of the ogham
*a collection of site links for herbs & trees, gardens, etc
ETA: I totally forgot about this site that does rune sets!
You might be able to find this book in a store and flip through to see if it's worth buying:
The Meaning of Trees
by Fred Hageneder
I read a biography of a Taoist wizard recently ("Opening The Dragon Gate") and there was a short passage about which trees were good for what. I don't remember the specifics, and wouldn't reccomend that book as a way to satisfy your inquiry... but you may look into Taoist teachings, as there may be more information available regarding your question.
You might be interested in learning more about Ogham. There is a study group here at Aeclectic that might help. Enjoy.
Thanks everyone. You've given me some interesting ideas to pursue :)
Here are a few websites I found when googling a while back :)