Sound value: C
Literal meaning: Hazel
Features: Deciduous, thrives in damp soils but fruits on drained land; usually solitary (Birch Family)
Uses: Nuts for food. Coppiced for fences & hedges. Medicinal uses.
North Central Florida
Note: no direct local native equivalent found- this is not a Corylus spp. tree, but has similar features to Hazel.
Features: Small deciduous tree (Birch Family)
Uses: Used as hedge or tree. Wood: heavy, very hard and close grained; used to make bowls and dishes & for tool handles and mallets. ^
Modern divinatory meaning: Creativity, poetry, divination & meditation
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): cat
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): crane
Associated deities: Mercury, Thor, Aengus, Artemis
Calendar: Cull is associated with the ninth lunar month of the Celtic year, July. (Using the Celtic tree calendar system that has 13 ‘months’ starting in November, as popularized by Liz and Colin Murray. Other calendars are also used, most notably the calendar devised by the poet Robert Graves in his 1948 book White Goddess.)