Hands down, my favorite tree as a main character in the Avatar film is The Tree of Souls, the giant willow tree that is the Mother tree, that is the sacred soul ~ the connection to spiritual and guiding forces.
There were also those magical floating trees. Ahhhh…
It was pure heaven for me. And seeing it in 3-D is about as magical as it gets for a tree and nature lover like me.
Ents are trees in Lord of the Rings. Their leader is Treebeard of Fangorn forest. They are similar to the talking trees in folklore around the world.
In researching my homage to trees for Arbor Day this year, I learned more about The White Tree of Gondor that stood as a symbol of Gondor in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith.
There are the apple trees in The Wizard of Oz, the Whomping Willow Tree in Harry Potter and the Tree of Life in The Lion King.
Why do trees so often inspire not only filmmakers but poets, fine artists, musicians and well, all of us?