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What are tree dreams about?

This symbol is identified by words like tree.

Trees in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 3.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 30 dreams.

What are the major highlights of tree dreams?

Trees is a normal dream symbol. Having trees in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.

What are the symbols that help define trees?

The symbol of trees in dreams is highly related to natural_things.

How does the dream symbol of trees affect the different aspects of a dream?

Explore different elements related to dreams of trees

Who is in trees dreams?

Overall, dreams with trees are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are more related to animals and more related to insects than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to close people, and less related to family.

Animals

more than usual

Insects

more than usual

Different roles

less than usual

Fantastic beings

the same as usual

Distant people

the same as usual

Close people

less than usual

Family

less than usual

Romantic partners

less than usual
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What are the emotions in trees dreams?

Overall, dreams with trees are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are less related to embarrassment, less related to hatred, and less related to love.

Happiness

the same as usual

Sadness

the same as usual

Grief and sorrow

the same as usual

Embarrassment

less than usual

Confusion

the same as usual

Fear

the same as usual

Pain

the same as usual

Hatred

less than usual

Fun

the same as usual

Love

less than usual
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Who is in trees dreams?

Overall, dreams with trees are more related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are more related to transportation and much more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to work.

Home

the same as usual

Work

less than usual

Human places

the same as usual

Transportation

more than usual

Natural places

much more than usual

Magical places

the same as usual
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What happens in trees dreams?

Overall, dreams with trees are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to sex.

Aggressive interactions

the same as usual

Friendly interactions

the same as usual

Sex

less than usual

Disasters

more than usual
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How do trees in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?

Overall, dreams with trees are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are more related to recurring dreams than dreams in general. They are less related to nightmares and less related to sleeping.

Lucid dreams

the same as usual

Nightmares

less than usual

Recurring dreams

more than usual

Recurring nightmares

the same as usual

Sleep paralysis

the same as usual

Sleeping

less than usual

Waking life

the same as usual
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How do trees in dreams related the senses?

Overall, dreams with trees are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of trees are more related to smelling, more related to vision, and more related to touch than dreams in general.

Hearing

the same as usual

Smelling

more than usual

Taste

the same as usual

Vision

more than usual

Touch

more than usual
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How can you make sense of trees in dreams?

Tree dreams are relatively common. Among other things tree dreams are normally interconnect.

Do you think this is true for your dream of trees? How might your dream of trees be different?

All dreams have meaning

You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.

Look for the differences

The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience trees in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.

Return to the feelings

Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about trees in dreams. See how you feel about trees now, in your waking life.

What are possible meanings for dreams of trees?

Trees are used in analogies to compare with the organizational structure of business, family, and military, so that’s the place to begin interpreting the symbolism.

A tree in a dream can symbolize a family tree. It’s a terrific analogy because trees have roots, trunks, and branches. See: Family

The analogy works also for the body: Roots represented as feet and toes. The trunk represented as legs and torso. Arms represented as branches. Skin symbolized as bark. The image of a healthy tree can symbolize a healthy body, and problems with parts of a tree can symbolize problems with the body. See: Body parts

A tooth has enamel, comparable to the bark of a tree, and it has roots, so a rotted tree could symbolize a rotted tooth. See: Teeth

Because a tree is associated with family lineage, it can symbolize ancestry and lineage. See: Ancestors

Roots of a tree can symbolize your personal roots, not just family but your background and upbringing, the roots of who and what you are as a person. See: Roots

A leaf falling from a tree can symbolize a child leaving home—leaving the “family tree.” Leaves falling can symbolize a period of personal decline, the autumn of life. Leaves can be a wordplay for “leave,” meaning depart or exit.

Trees provide shelter, and this idea can be used to symbolize something that shelters you. Think figuratively, such as about the shelter a strong friendship can provide, or beliefs or doctrines that shelter you from the outside world. But also think literally. Most houses are made primarily of wood, so a tree can symbolize your home—your “tree house.”

A fallen tree can represent losing your home, or some major issue with it. See: Buildings, Home

A tree’s collapse can symbolize the collapse of a big hope, or the fall of a prominent family member. For example, soon after the death of her grandfather a young woman dreams about a tree falling over in her family’s front yard.

Planting a tree can symbolize starting a family or something else that you hope will grow. This use of the symbolism is especially likely if you plant a tree in your front yard, symbolizing your public life, and if family members are present.

A tree blocking your way can symbolize something blocking you from getting what you want or where you want to be, especially wanting to be close personally or geographically with family members.

Trees are associated with nature, opening more possibilities for symbolism. For example, relaxing under a tree in a dream captures the image of peace and contentment. Being among trees can symbolize harmony and relaxation. It can show your connection with nature through your body and your being. See: Gardens

Trees have long been associated with spirituality, and the “One Tree” or “Sacred Tree” is a mythological image that represents the Self as defined by Carl Jung, the innermost “you.” It appears in dreams as you take steps toward finding out what you’re really made of inside and developing your full potential. A sacred tree can symbolize “the Self” archetype, described in the entry for Psyche. See: Circles, Psyches

In a general sense, a tree can be a symbol of spirituality because its roots go into the Earth, and from that soil springs all life. It is the ultimate connection with Mother Nature. Keep in mind that the symbolism is largely determined by your feelings and the context of a dream. See: The earth

People going through personal changes are known to dream about a strong connection with trees in general, or with a particular tree. The symbolism is derived from the ways that deciduous trees change with the seasons, shedding their leaves in autumn and growing them again in spring. A tree losing its leaves can symbolize a person entering the twilight of life. A barren tree can symbolize the ravages of old age or bad health. Or it can symbolize the idea of a tree that doesn’t bear fruit, meaning a lack of personal or spiritual growth, or being unable to conceive children. A tree sprouting new leaves can symbolize the feeling of being physically or mentally renewed.

Branches of a tree in a dream can symbolize the branches of a family. A branch can symbolize a child or dependent.

Branches can refer to less formal relations, too. For example, organizational structures such as religions and businesses have branches. Bank locations are referred to as branches.

A broken branch can symbolize something you can no longer support. For instance, you can no longer support someone financially or emotionally, or support a cause or political organization. A broken branch can symbolize the loss of a family member or someone close to you, or breaking a limb (arm or leg). It can symbolize stress that threatens to cause a mental break.

Branches are associated with growth and can connect with thoughts about which direction to grow in, which areas of life to devote your time and energy to. People are said to “branch out” in new directions.

A dead branch can indicate that something has run its course, or that a direction you are headed in will not lead to growth. Another possibility to consider is that you are feeling weak; your health is frail. A dead branch can symbolize the loss of a family member or someone close to you.

See also: Ancestors, Arms, Body parts, Breaking, Buildings, Circles, The earth, Family, Forests, Gardens, Lightning, Psyches, Roots, Skin, Snakes, Spirals, Storms, Tornados, Wilderness, Winter

This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.

Examples of dreams of trees

Read some real dream reports of tree dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.

My sister called me in her dream...I heard it!

Two days ago, at around 5am, I was dreaming some sort of dream until I was slightly awaken by a voice calling my name--it was my sister's!

I almost jump out of my bed after hearing her voice calling from outside the house like she wanted to come in. But I made some logical thinking while my eyes were close that it is impossible that it was my sister as she was miles away from where I live. So, I made the conclusion that it was only some sort of a dream.

Then I heard her calling me again, this time longer.

I remember that some spirits call out for help if they are in the midst of danger so I tried to wake myself up and rang my sister's phone.

She answered on the other end, croaky, sounding like she was awaken by my call. I asked her how she was as I heard her voice calling my name.

She then told me that she was dreaming that she went to the mountains with me, we were joined by some people. As we go along, she got stuck to a bunch of trees and was paralyzed. She was looking around but couldn't find me or anyone we were with.

Suddenly, she felt some commotion behind her and was frightened by the sensation. So, she started calling my name.

She was able to escape from that dream by the sound of the phone ringing---it was when I called her.

Two days ago, at around 5am, I was dreaming some sort of dream until I was slightly awaken by a voice calling my name--it was my sister's!

I almost jump out of...

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Skeleton at a Crossroads

Ever since I was around the age of five I’ve had this reoccurring nightmare where I wake up on a dirt road more specifically always coming to realization I’m at a crossroads surrounded by foggy fields and a tree line I can barely see. I don’t ever understand how or when the skeleton appears but I know when he’s there. I feel an overcoming sense of dread and fear. He never speaks he just stares at me, and eventually I’m running away and he’s chasing me. On other occasions I’ve been able to run into a forest and hide and wake up then in others my late grandfather had been in one before and in another after he passed.

I have no idea how or why I get this dream or what it means but I need advice on how to fix it? It’s been plaguing my mind a lot recently and I’m very curious and kind of scared to get anyone’s interpretations.

I’ve read before that skeletons can represent death and I’ve heard that crossroads mean I’m about to have to make a decision but I honestly believe it’s something bigger or more sinister....

If anyone has any thoughts or advice I’m open ears

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Ever since I was around the age of five I’ve had this reoccurring nightmare where I wake up on a dirt road more specifically always coming to realization I’m at...

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I cried, it was so freaking horrifying.

⚠️Warning: this may freak you out, so just prepare yourself if you are one to be scared easily. ⚠️

My nightmare was set up in the country. Not much people, not much drama. I was kidnapped and taken to this house where there was nothing but grass for miles. No trees, or animals, or anything. Just grass. With a decently small house plopped mid-center. When I was walked into the house, there was an around 30 year old male in the dining room, praying. But it wasn’t like a normal pray like you would imagine it to be. He was praying to the people that had died in that house. He was afraid they might do something to him “again.” The dining room was to the left. The bathroom was no more than four feet in front of the front entrance. And the living room was to the right. Very small, comfy, country house-like building. There was also a women in the living room just relaxing on the couch. She was staring at the tv, of course my dream wasn’t that detailed so I don’t know what was on, but I know she was watching it. The kidnappers sat me down on the couch next to her. I didn’t say anything, I didn’t do anything. I just sat there, watching the tv with her. It was one of those houses where you could just *feel* the spirits that were haunting it. It was terrible. Anyways, then, I had to use the restroom. It was incredibly small. You took one step in and to the right was the toilet and left was the sink. That’s it. You had room to stand between the two and nothing more. There were mirrors above both the toilet and the sink. So, I did what I need to do and sat down. I had my palms against my forehead. And suddenly *EVERYTHING* turns absolutely pitch black. Silent and I could feel the pounding of my heart in the dream and in real life. Blood is not dripping from every crack and corner of the ceiling. It was gory as crap. Then, pale arms and hands with the brightest red nail polish I’ve ever seen start to grasp my knees. I hear “You’ll find us where you least expect it” in a whispering, faint, women’s voice. No one was talking to me, I didn’t see any faces; it was as if there were a speaker in the bathroom. Then, I woke up. I immediately went to the bathroom. Somehow wasn’t freaked out by that, but I could NOT look into the mirror. I poured my eyes out. It was, jeez. Don’t have a word for that.

Thank you for reading. Feel free to share any alike experiences :)

⚠️Warning: this may freak you out, so just prepare yourself if you are one to be scared easily. ⚠️

My nightmare was set up in the country. Not much people, not...

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Yo I had the weirdest dream in my ENTIRE LIFE

The first thing I remember is driving a motorcycle, it was a KTM Duke 125 for some reason and I had a passenger. The passenger was a friend which I have recently befriended in real life. We drove past my grandpa’s old workshop when the passenger started leaning forward so far that he pushed me forward as well, and somehow I got flung off the bike and flew forwards maybe a hundred meters through the air before hitting a tree.

I then fell on the ground, and I was sure I was dying. Some girls came along and I asked for help, but one kneeled on my chest so I couldn’t breath. I asked her to stop then she became annoyed and left me to die. Then some boys came along, and they sat with me, not saying anything or having any emotion at all while I struggled to call the police.

When they arrived, my mother and grandpa was suddenly there as well. But then I heard someone shout in panic. I looked up, and you won’t believe what I saw.

It was a small VTOL type jet plane which came burning down from the sky. As it was about to crash, it used its VTOL engines to try and fly upwards, but it started flying backwards and up, uncontrollably. It flew into a hangar which doesn’t exist in real life and flew through the roof. Creating a massive explosion and ripping the outer shell of the cockpit off, revealing The Stig from Top Gear as the pilot. The plane then started going down again and headed towards me. The ailerons on the tail fin nearly decapitated me, however the plane was able to start flying upwards again.

And that’s about when I woke up.

The first thing I remember is driving a motorcycle, it was a KTM Duke 125 for some reason and I had a passenger. The passenger was a friend which I have...

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I dreamt what happens after I died

This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that I asked ever had.

This is the dream:

This was a few nights ago and im still fucked about it.

I was at my childhood home, my parents were really old and frail (75/80’s, they’re actually in their 40’s irl) I felt like i was 24/25 (Im 19). The tv was on and I was cleaning not paying attention when the tv had a really loud alarm. The news guy said that america has fallen and showed huge street fights with fire everywhere and people getting shot and falling by the hundreds. The same dude came back on with another alert and said that the outsider countries that were waiting to attack have just declared war too. The phone rang and I watched my younger brother (18) answer it and hang up. I couldn’t hear him or anything else. He didnt say anything but him and my other brother (17) went upstairs, got a bag and left the house. I knew they got drafted to fight and I knew they didnt say anything bc they weren’t going to come back. My dad got up and hobbled to the door and said he had to protect the family, but I knew he didn’t want to go. He was doing it out of duty, and everyone knew he was too old he would die for certain. My mom was crying and so was my little sister (9) and so was I. Then there was another emergency alarm on the tv to immediately get underground and put something between your teeth and bite down, North Korea was coming. I got my family to go the basement and I was coming behind them, still upstairs when I looked out the window and saw a blinding white light growing and I knew I was going to die right then and I had this huge feeling that I had let it get to that point. It was MY fault that it did.
The light became everything and then it became all dark and my eyes adjusted to see that I was in a moving hallway of sorts. It in space, made out of space, and I could see outside of the area but I was confined to the inside. It was like a black space snake and I was inside riding it like a train. Some of the space scales of the snake worked as doors and I could go into points of time in the future/past, of my life which was a tiny section of it overall and in general too. I looked inside one room but I didn’t go in. It was just trees in a swamp. I opened this other door that had a vibe™️ to it and instantly I was met with this warm yellow glowing light that filled the entire room (which had no walls, it was just the light) and it had the MOST loving feeling ever. It felt like the ultimate motherly warm love ever and I could just melt into it and be happy and safe forever and I was about to step in when the light shifted and formed the face of a lady. The lady opened her eyes and looked directly dead in my eyes and without opening her mouth or anything she said loud and clear: Speak. The sound was in my body and everywhere at the same time.

And then I woke up. And I remained fucked up because I’ve never died in a dream and continued dreaming ever before.

Also my interpretation of the dream was: i have to speak on what ive been meaning and KNOW i need to speak on in order to not let bad things happen. Im trying to write a book and Ive been too scared to start.

This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that...

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