SINCE ANCIENT TIMES the elder tree’s ability to recover when damaged has made it a symbol of regeneration. It supports the body in healing sadness, grief and depression and helps release our hold on the past, preparing us for change. It is truly a tree for our times.

Elder grows in abundance all over the British countryside and is really more of a bush than a tree. In early summer it is awash with thousands of tiny white flowers, followed in autumn by drooping bunches of purple-black berries. More than any other tree the elder has always been considered sacred and magical. Legend has it that ...


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