DECIDUOUS TREES OVERVIEW

TREES

Deciduous trees are those leafy trees that change with the seasons and loose their leaves in the winter time. In spring the decidous trees bloom and regrow their leaves thereby starting the annual cycle. Deciduous trees are found all over the disc and provide food and shelter for a huge variety of animals as well as provide wood for the use of sentient races. The deciduous trees known to the Compendium are as follows:  

TREES

AHOY AIR TREE, THE
The strange, tough little Ahoy Air Tree ("Oiaoooeee" or "Oha-ooy" in the Browniin tongue) grows right at the top of mountains on rocky, soilless slopes that no other plant can survive on. Its roots don’t burrow into soil, as there isn’t any, but instead cling directly to solid rock with hundreds of tiny suckers. The wild variety grows only on one particular peak in the Rimmerins Range: Sorceress’s Peak, a mountain that borders the Vale of Brownies. The domesticated trees are most common in that Vale too, although can also be found wherever a life mage is practicing their craft. As they don’t need soil, and can be trained to grow around whatever small pebble is available, they make ideal living staffs for these particular magic users. Return to the top
 

The Arnepherán Tree ("Strike Tree")

ARNE'PHERÁN TREE, THE ("STRIKE TREE")
This tree towers above many of its smaller relatives throughout the forests of Northern Sarvonia. A quick-growing tree in its youth, it can reach ten peds in height within its first few years. By the time that it reaches full maturity it can top fifteen peds in height, thrusting its crown above the other evergreens. For the most part, the Arnen'phern is a narrow tree with its branches growing at an upward angle. These branches start a quarter of the way up the tree's trunk and grow at irregular intervals as they grow shorter and thicker towards the top. Return to the top
 

ASHWUDE TREE, THE
The Ashwude Tree is one that is fairly popular in the southern parts of Northern Sarvonia as well as the northern and mid parts of the Santharian Kingdom. Many identify them for their wing-shaped fruit that spins as it carries the seeds to the ground. They are a popular material for furniture, toys, and even small houses and sheds. Return to the top
 

AZIGOOR TREE, THE ("CRYING TREE")
The Azigoor Tree is a short bushy tree that grows across the northern areas of the Sarvonian continent. It is not a hardy plant by nature, so is often cared for by farmers in order to maximize its production of Azigoor fruit. The fruit has provided a wealth of foodstuffs for many years. Return to the top
 

The Baych Tree

BAYCH TREE, THE
The Baych Tree can be found throughout mid Sarvonia, though it is found more often in the Bolder, the Goltherlon Forest, the Vontron, etc. Baych Trees have greyish-blue bark, making them easily identifiable among other trees, producing a triangular-shaped nut in autumn that can be eaten or used to season other foods. Baych Trees can also be used to make furniture, houses, and childrens toys. Return to the top
 

BIRCH TREE, THE BLACK
The Black Birch is a rather dark tree, with bark that tends to be a deep black and adorned with white horizontal lines that appear like scars. The leaves are also a dark green or dark grayish-green and are larger than other birches. The tree is typically extremely sturdy and the wood is hard and close-grained. Return to the top
 

BIRCH TREE, THE MITHRIL
The Mithril Birch is perhaps the most elegant out of all Birch Trees. It has a shorter appearance than most other species, but also slender, sloping branches upon which cones dangle like precious ornaments. They have grayish-white bark adorned with V-shapes markings. The Mithril Birch can be found in forests all over Northern Sarvonia, though they flourish in the climates of the Shadowlands and the Shaded Forest. Return to the top
 

BIRCH TREE, THE RED ("RIVER BIRCH")
The Red Birch, also called the River Birch, grows along rivers and streams in Southern Santharia. They use the constantly moving water to spread their nutlets. These birches tend to have a reddish trunk that is often smooth when the shed bark is pulled away. They have very smooth trunks and leaves with a more pointed base to them. Due to their hauntingly blood-red coloration, many consider these trees to symbolize sorrow from death and misfortune. Return to the top
 

The White Birch Tree

BIRCH TREE, THE WHITE
The White Birch is popular for its paper-like bark, which can be peeled off in strips thin and light enough to allow writing. Like most birches, their leaves are ovate-shaped and they have tall, elegant trunks. They tend to prefer the cool climates in Northern Sarvonia, though they can be found in and around the Tandala Highlands, along the Northern Santharian border. Return to the top
 

BIRCH TREE, THE YELLOW ("BRONZE BIRCH")
The Yellow Birch, also commonly called the "Bronze Birch", is identifiable by its yellowish or dark-gray bark, which often has the appearance of being ragged. Though it tends to prefer mid Sarvonia as its habitat, mainly residing in the Hovel Frond and in the southern Shadowlands, it can also be found as far south as the Bolder Forest and the northern Thaelon. It is commonly used for furniture and paper and has a fresh, wintergreen scent. Return to the top
 

BITTERSWEET TREE, THE
The Bittersweet is a tall, slender, rapidly-growing fruit tree found in forests throughout Southern Sarvonia. It prefers mild to warm climates, and can tolerate very moist conditions. It tends to do best in forest clearings, or around the edges of a forest, where it receives the protection of the other trees, but has space and light to grow. The most remarkable thing about this tree is its buttress roots, which can reach up to 4 peds high, and stretch seven peds outwards, snaking gracefully across the forest floor before disappearing underground. Return to the top
 

The Eur'oak

EUR'OAK TREE, THE ("EUROAK", "UR'OAK", "UR TREE")
The Eur'Oak is a majestic hardwood which can reach 30 or more peds. It provides a strong and water-resistant, golden-hued wood which burns very slowly, generally used in high-quality ship-building and for framing houses. Though eur'wood is too hard for general decorative carving, it is sometimes found in artifacts of significance due to its longevity. This stately tree is related to the other great oaks of Caelereth (the white, black, and red) but has its own category due to significant differences in reproduction. Return to the top
 

The Fragrans Tree

FRAGRANS TREE, THE
Frangrans Trees (also called "Fragran's Trees") are high slim trees with approx. 8 peds in height with reddish brown bark and black leaves with small purple spots. The tree's bark especially is a valueable source in order to produce anti-nausea tea with an earthy, pleasant taste. The name of the tree is said to have derived from a noteable healer, Fragran from Voldar, who died near such a tree lending it his healing powers. Return to the top
 

IRONWOOD TREE, THE
The Ironwood is a slow-growing, medium-sized, deciduous hardwood tree. It has a very unusual appearance in that its wide, tapering trunk grows absolutely vertically, with no bends or twists whatsoever, and its branches, arranged spirally and equally spaced around the trunk, grow perfectly straight away from the tree. This peculiar arrangement of branches and twigs gives the tree the appearance of a stairway. Return to the top
 

LARKENTIR TREE, THE
Seemingly a slim tree with a slender trunk and elongated silvery leaves, the Larkentir has only recently been discovered to be a type of growth more closely related to the family of fungi. However, centuries of habituation demand that we still refer to it as the tree it near-perfectly mimics. The entire tree, trunk, roots, and all, trembles and vibrates in response to any movement of the air, no matter how subtle. A human voice at normal volume is enough to cause a single tree to stir, while a shout can make a whole copse of Larkentir shudder violently. Return to the top
 

MAHOOD EUWEN TREE, THE
The Mahood Euwen (plural Euwen, Euwens or Euwen Trees) is a tree that grows mostly in very old forests. Having a long lifespan and growing to great height, the Mahood tree is an imposing sight. A whole forest of these magnificent trees is truly a sight to behold, a rare sight one must add, for in the whole continent of Southern Sarvonia, few places remain where the Mahood Euwen still flourishes. Return to the top
 

MALUS TREE, THE
The Malus is a common coastal tree with a small sour fruit. It grows wild but is most often found on farms as a food-producing crop. Return to the top
 

The Maple Tree

MAPLE TREE, THE
Trees are one of the most common trees across Caelereth. Usually they can be found in forests and heaths, and are known for the beautiful shades their leaves turn in the autumn, which range from bright yellows to vivid oranges and reds. Their leaves are usually lobed, but also come in compound styles. Their sap can be harvested to make a sweet syrup and their wood can be used to build houses and furniture. Return to the top
 

MARSH OAK, THE GIANT NYBELMARIAN
The Nybelmarian Giant Marsh-Oak, also known by its elvish name "Ulintherá'ránn" (which translates roughly to "Oak Queen"), is a typical tree of both salt- and fresh-water marches, known to be found in nearly all such areas on Nybelmar. It can reach a rather impressive size, and sports a massive trunk with equally large branches, making this a tree that provides quality wood for many tribes all over the continent. An exception to this being those found in the Venlaken Enclave, where the foul waters of the marshes corrupt its heart, and twist its form Return to the top
 

The Meldarapple Tree

MELDARAPPLE TREE, THE
The Meldarapple Tree is a wild fruit tree that grows in northern Santharia as far south as Marcogg and as far north as Nyermersys. They bear crisp pink barriers in the late summer and early autumn months and have wood of a softly tinted pinkish white, making it a desired material by woodworkers. Return to the top
 

MERLOEA TREE, THE
The Merloea Tree grows primarily in northern Santharia, though a good gardener can grow the tree in just about any climate, and therefore the tree can also be found in gardens throughout Santharia, and even in regions of Nybelmar and Northern Sarvonia. Apart from being a lovely addition to any garden, it also produces a sweet, fleshy fruit that some believe has healing properties, and provides leaves and flower petals that are often brewed into relaxing herbal teas. Return to the top
 

The Oak Tree

OAK TREE, THE
One of the most popular trees throughout Caelereth, the Oak is an intricately diverse plant with leaves and structures that grow in a number of ways. Its fruit distinguishes it from other trees: the acorn, which falls in autumn. There are three different kinds of Oak: The White Oak, the Red Oak, and the Black Oak.  Return to the top
 

SILKEL TREE, THE ("SILVER TREE")
The Silkel Tree, also commonly called the Ilárol’pherán in Styrásh (Ilaról’pherán, "Silver Tree", sometimes also refered to as "Cáo fá Eú'reóll", Cáo fá Eú'reóll, or "Child of the Tree of Life"), is regarded as one of the most beautiful trees in all of Caelereth, and many believe it to be touched by a kind of immortal magic. Either its enchanting appearance, or perhaps its amazing healing powers, or maybe its inclination to grow in places touched by myth and wonder, lead to the belief that it's a tree closer to ethereality than to corporeality. This sheen tree has a number of uses, many of them of medical nature. The tree is mostly known for its thread-like bark that can be made into silk, which is sometimes used to make cloth. Return to the top
 

TRUTHELON TREE, THE
A strange tree in a strange place, the Truthelon, (or "Oil Beard" in ThergerimTaal) is a fairly common sight in the underground chasms of Trumatyreon. Its dark-green leaves oft look as black as the lakes from which they feed, and their inconceivable growth on floor, wall, and ceiling alike can bring about a strong vertigo in people from the surface. Nonetheless, it is a useful plant to have about, and the Trumarim Dwarves make excellent use of its features. Return to the top
 

The Urban Tree

URBAN TREE, THE
Urban Trees are enormous and dominant, stick stumped bark trees, which can grow to gigantic thickness levels over decades. Characteristic for Urban Trees aside from the enormous breadths they can reach are their roots spreading over the surface of the whole forest ground. They grow deep down in the woods, one of the most prominent Urban Trees lies in the Auturian Forest, where it was made into the Ria, the main building of the Tethinrhim Elves. Return to the top
 

The Willow

WILLOW TREE, THE
The Willow is an adaptable plant which grows wild over most of the Sarvonian continent. Its slender leaves born on flexible shoots give it the familiar weeping ilhouette, and its many uses make it a much-loved tree. Return to the top
 

   
 Date of last edit 7th Fallen Leaf 1671 a.S.

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