Protection; archetypal symbol for life (tree of life, tree of the world, family tree) and for being human, rooted in the earth. The crown of the tree, like the head of a human being, reaches for the sky. Part of two worlds— reality and obligation (earth) and spirit and freedom (heaven). Personal development and growth of the dreamer. Family situation across several generations. Connected to nature, as in Field, Ear (of corn), Farmer, Farm. Concern for the environment as well as personal growth.

Does the tree grow Fruit? In what season did the image appear? What is the condition of the root system (base of the root as a symbol for soul), the Trunk, and the Crown? Where is the tree and how does it stand— alone, in a small group, in the forest, in a park?

According to Freud, the tree trunk is a phallic symbol.