Winter oaks

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The oak was another tree that was sacred to the Celts, and to the god Cernunnos - or Herne the hunter, who was Lord of the Wild Hunt.
In fact it is thought that  “Druid” comes from the Celtic word “dru” meaning oak.

It is said that Merlin was sealed into the hollow trunk of an oak tree, from which the wizard will emerge when King Arthur is reborn.
As the most sacred tree of the Druids the oak symbolised the trials everyone goes through in life while becoming the person they are meant to be.