Witches and Trees

Besides herbs, trees are also used in the green practice. They are grown for a variety of purposes, wands, staffs, and stangs (the forked staff) are made from them, and the bark, wood, leaves, flowers and fruit are used in spellwork. The following is a list of trees and the properties for which they may be utilized:

Alder: water magic, strength

Apple: love, spirit food

Ash: study, health, enhances magic, besom, stang

Birch: purification, blessing, health, beginnings, besom

Elder: cleansing, offering

Fir/Pine: prosperity, birth and rebirth, stang

Hawthorn: purity, protection, wand, attracts fairies

Hazel: wisdom, all-around Witch's wand

Holly: enhances magic

Ivy: fertility, love

Mountain Ash (rowan): protection, enhances magic, stang

Oak: fertility, power, balance, protection, success, stang


Vine (grape): happiness

Willow: moon magic, wishing, spirits, death passage, besom

Yew: psychic awareness, spirits, death passage

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