TREES in Dreams - Meanings and Interpretation
Trees very simply are messengers. They represent a person, a spiritual being, and one that provides wisdom and knowledge to a worthy seeker.
Trees can also represent nature in its most simple form, as well as a very valuable asset to what brings us life. Trees can also represent mother Earth and the breath of life.
Everything about the tree in your dream means something important, from the health and thickness of the bark to the size and color of the leaves. Here is a simple and short guide that can help you understand what the tree in your dream means.
A Single Tree
A single tree is significant. It represents a specific situation that pertains to an individual. A single tree that is large, full of foliage and has a huge and healthy root system denotes longevity, wisdom and tapping in to a source of life that has witnessed many centuries of change. It also represents good health, strength and protection.
A large tree that has little to no foliage and appears sickly denotes that the person needs to take better care of themselves. Perhaps their environment has created illness and disease. And yet perhaps the illness resides within the mental and emotional self. A short or inadequate root system represents poor growth or lack of support from those who raised them and were meant to guide and protect them. A large root system that appears healthy even though the rest of the tree appears sickly or even nearly dead represents a dark time in a persons life, yet they have the strength to regenerate themselves once again. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
A large tree that appears to have been burned, say by a wildfire, represents a cleansing and rebirthing process that is presented to the person in a natural way. Perhaps the person has been grieving over the death of a loved one, or is grieving over significant change. Fire represents cleansing. Now if the fire has been intentionally set by arson or is a chemical fire, then it should be considered that the cleansing comes from a negative experience that someone or something from the outside has created. This would also be considered something avoidable, although it still has caused damage. This could also be a warning to the dreamer that they need to be wise in a situation that could blow up in their face if their not careful.
Now, small trees represent the same thing but on a smaller scale. Small trees or saplings that are experiencing this can represent a couple of things. It could be representing a child or children. And it could also represent the very beginning of a situation.
Small trees as well remind the dreamer to keep a situation small, in the event of a conflict or discovery. The healthier the tree, the more positive the situation. And the more leaves on the tree, the more of an effect the situation will have on the person's life.
Fruit Bearing Trees
As they say, what is rooted in a situation will bear fruit of some kind. So be mindful of what you choose to allow to grow within your life, and also be mindful of which seeds you plant in the minds and hearts of others.
Healthy fruit represents success and a fruitful outcome. Rotten fruit, especially when it's rotten from the inside out, denotes a sour tone to a situation. Be careful then, of what you invest your time and energy into. It may not be worth planting that seed in your life.