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Trees of Life

Trees of Life
 
In contrast, trees of life are found in most European churchyards. Most are evergreen trees – cypresses, firs, yews. Inside the church, chances are that the wooden alter and figures of the Virgin Mary have been carved out of wood from the linden tree. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/archive.html?siteSect=883&sid=1120192&ty=st
 
Trees of Life are often also World Trees e.g.:  
 
 
India
Fig (Banyan)
 
 
Europe
Yew
Ash
Oak
Linden
 
 
Africa
Baobab
 
 
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