Wisdom of the Oak Tree

The Oak Tree has been a common symbol of strength and endurance for centuries. It is also known as the tree of doors, not only because many of the doors in our homes are made of oak, but because it represents a portal to our inner spirituality. For generations, people seeking new understanding and vision have sat beneath the oak tree to gain strength and renewal of spirit. The new perspectives and revelations gained from this experience can help us restore faith in our highest self and have the courage to face whatever lies ahead, aiming for what we most want in life and leading us to take action.

Because it is often struck by lightening and is resilient, the oak is associated with inspiration, illumination, and transformation. It is said that sitting with an oak will soothe the nervous system and help you solve problems, bringing about calm and the will to survive.

Image 1: (Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 300mm 2,8 VR ED, TC-14E II, iso 200, tripod)

Image 2,3: (Nikon D700, Nikkor VR 70-200mm 2,8G II, iso 200, tripod)


  1. Great photos Jesper. A lot of us could do with some of that wisdom of the old oak.
    Think I will take time to just lie down and relax next time i see one. (Summer off course) ;))

    Best wishes,


  2. Thanks Uri, much appreciated!

    All the best
    Jesper T.