Trees are often associated with life, and as a dream symbol can show you a lot concerning your past, present, and possibly even the future potential as well.
There are many possible dream interpretation meanings for trees in dreams, so we'll carefully explain common types of tree dreams as well as common meanings for dreams about trees as well.
Common Types of Tree Dreams
Flowering/Fruit Tree: To see a tree bearing fruit or flowers symbolizes fertility and abundance in your life.
Fallen Tree: To see a fallen tree in your dream symbolizes obstacles, as well as disappointments in your life.
Forest/Woods: To see many trees in a forest or the woods means that you feel a need to connect with others. It can also symbolize feeling lost or uncertainty.
Evergreen Trees: Evergreen trees, such as pine trees, symbolize endurance. For example, evergreen trees may relate to your marriage or a long time career.
Climbing a Tree: To dream you are climbing a tree means you are reaching your ambitions and goals in your career and your personal life.
Hollow Tree Stump: To see a hollow tree in your dream symbolizes that something has come to and end or there is something missing from your life. For example, have you recently quit your job or ended a relationship?
Uprooted Tree: To see an uprooted tree in your dreams symbolizes turmoil in your family life.
Tree Branch: To see a tree branch that is dead signifies something in your life that is dead or dying symbolically or it can symbolize that you are having problems reaching your goals. To see a living tree branch shows that you are moving forward in life.
Tree House: A tree house in your dream most likely represents how you see yourself. Pay attention to the details of the dream, such as the size of the tree house, the condition of the tree house, and other details that will help provide more clues as to how you see yourself.
Tree Blocking a Road: To see a tree blocking a road in your dream signifies obstacles in your path, or your roots may also be keeping you from your path.
Common Dream Meanings for Trees
Life: Our lives are made up of the past (roots of the tree), present (the trunk of the tree), and the future (the branches). Think carefully about each of these parts of the tree that appeared in your dream. If you did not see the roots of the tree, that means you are not concerned about the past, and looking only at the present and/or future. If the focus was on the branches, you may be concerned about the future. To see just the trunk in your dream shows your current present state.
Strength: Trees are strong and can withstand a great deal of weather. To see a tree in your dream that is strong and healthy can symbolize your own personal strength and endurance.
Change: To dream of autumn trees with leaves changing colors can symbolize a change you are undergoing yourself.
Attachment: As trees are deeply rooted into the ground, they can also be a symbol of something you are deeply attached to, such as past emotions or feelings or a relationship.
Family: "Family Tree" is another common dream interpretation for trees, as the tree represents family. This may be especially true if you dream of more than one tree or if the tree has a lot of branches.
Tips for Interpreting Your Tree Dream
Dreams are a deeply personal and unique experience, and therefore you will always be the best interpreter of your dreams. Here are some tips to help you interpret your tree dream:
What type of tree was it? Was it a maple or a pine tree or a big redwood tree? The type of tree may have special significance in your life. Do some research on the type of tree, or think carefully about the tree's name. For example, if it is a pine tree, it could mean you are "pining" for something in your life.
What's Going on in Your Waking Life? Because there are so many different possible meanings for a tree in your dream, it is especially important to think about your waking life when interpreting. By thinking about what is going on in your life, your current worries, or latest events, it will be easier for you to interpret the true meaning of the dream.
What were your feelings or emotions during the dream? Pay careful attention to the feelings that you felt during the dream. Did you feel happy? Peaceful? Frightened? The emotions you felt in your dream may pertain to the emotions you are feeling in your waking life.
Do you have any other possible dream interpretation meanings for trees in your dreams? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!