Traditional uses and correspondences of wood
ALDER – Alder represents the elements Earth, Water and fire.Magical Strengths: Weather magic, controlling the elements, protecting the dead
OAK – Oak is thought to be a favorite of Merlin.Magical Strengths: Protection, Fertility, Strength, endurance, extra power, male energy
BIRCH – Perfect wood for yin energy.
Magical Strengths: intuition, creativity, love, healing, protection
ROWAN – The Tree of Life
Magical Strengths: Healing, extra power, protection, enhanced psychic powers. HAZEL – The Tree of Wisdom and Wishes. Hazel has always been a popular choice amongst witches for wand making.
Magical Strengths: Wisdom, Truth, enlightenment, wishes
YEW – The Tree of Death. A tree sacred to the druids.
Magical Strengths: Inner strength, see into other worlds, immortality, changeWILLOW – The Tree of the Moon Goddess. The berries on this tree are quite tasty, but the rest of the tree is poisonous.
Magical Strengths: Healing, Protection, summoning spirits HOLLY– The holy tree. Tree of the Sun God.
Magical Strengths: luck, strength, protection, luck ALMOND – Hazel & Almond was once thought to be the ideal wood for wands and staffs.
Magical Strengths: Wisdom, Prosperity, Healing and true love magic
MANZANITA – The element of fire.
Magical Strengths: Seduction, enticing, nurturing, force against enemies, guiding light, protection
GRAPE VINE – The Morrighan – Celtic Goddess of War and Sovereignty.
Magical Strengths: unlocking the underworld, summoning, assistance from the
SEQUOIA [Redwood] – The king of trees.