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8  857 - Weeping Birch

Sweet birch, weeping birch, your fertile magic provides comfort and healing for those who seek new beginnings with a view to cleansing their past. Lady of the Woods as you are known; she symbolises the act of purification, creativity and protection. She is one of the first trees to grow on virgin soil which can give birth to an entire forest. You are so incredible useful with virtually every part of you being edible; your sap is an important source of sugar to those who first settled in America. The inner bark provides a pain reliever and the leaves are used to treat arthritis.