ALDER This tree was sacred to the Druids. The pith is easily pushed out of green shoots to make whistles. Several shoots bound together by cordage, can be trimmed to the desired length for producing the note you want and used to entice Air elementals. The old superstition of “whistling up the wind” began with this custom.
One Tradition's Nine Sacred Woods, the old Scottish rhyme this list is based on and the magickal properties of the trees 9 sacred woods 9 sacred woods The Thorn Choose the willow of the streams, choose the hazel of the rocks Choose the alder of the marshes, choose the birch of the waterfalls Choose the ash of the shade, choose the yew of resilience Choose the elm of the brae, choose the oak of the sun -old Scottish rhyme