In his book, TREES:A WOODLAND NOTEBOOK, the┬áRight Honorable Sir Herbert Maxwell says: The name “willow” speaks to us of a time when our Anglo-Saxon forbears dwelt in wattled houses. They spoke of the tree aswelig and also as widig (whence our “withy”), the root-meaning being pliancy. Another old English nameContinue Reading

In his book, Trees, A Woodland Notebook, the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell points out that many places in Great Britain are named after the elder. This suggests that elder was both common and noticed.Elder has always been considered to be female and, like many other female spirits and deities,Continue Reading