EVERGREEN TREES OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Unlike deciduous plants which completely lose their foliage regularly, evergreen trees have leaves all seasons, even under extremely cold or dry conditions. Caelereth has a plethora of such trees to offer, from the noble adlemir to the legendary artapherana of Milkengrad, the massive coastal redwood or even the facinating crystal-like ice tree.

Overview. The following kinds of evergreen trees have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

The Adlemir Tree

ADLEMIR TREE, THE
Adlemir Trees are among the tallest trees in the whole world, mainly common in Southern Santharia at the Sharadon Forest and as far north as the Quallian. If felled Adlemir produce an immense amount of black hardwood timber which can be polished to an intense shine. Return to the top
 

AHRHILLICIA PINE TREE, THE ("SUN NUT PINE")
The Ahrhillicia (also known as “Cillia Pine”, “Sun Nut Pine” or even “Landlord’s Friend” in some less cultured circles) is a tall coniferous tree which is famous for its rich, fatty pine nuts. Most of the Almatrar Forest is populated with these trees and the dense, shaded cover they provide makes an unusual and difficult habitat for the plants below. Return to the top
 

ARTAPHERANA, THE
The Artapherana is a name collectively used for four unique and fascinating trees which can be found only upon the Efirhal Hill in Milkengrad. Each one of them appears to represent one of the four elements and has a personality of its own. A glow of colored light emanates from each tree, according to its element and, when winds blow from the Thaelon, a melody is heard, sometimes sad, sometimes joyful. This melody has the ability to create certain emotions to those who hear it and is used as a means of communication.

Their individual names of the trees are Aeolerin, Nertelyx, Hydraloth and Helpheran. The exact origin of the Artapherana is still unknown, but sages in the 4th century a.S. connect them with the League, a secret elven guild that played an important though subtle role in the Helcran development. Return to the top

 

ARVINS CEDAR, THE ("DEER TREE")
The Arvins Cedar (also called "Deer Tree") is a scaly leaved evergreen tree that slowly grows up to 11-14 peds. It has conical and dense branches and a thin brown-red bark. Arvins Cedar's prefer cool wet lowland areas by streams and swamps where it grows in dense stands. The wood, which is slow to decay, is used to build boats, poles and roof shingles. The aromatic leaf resin is used as an additive to perfumes and medicines. Lore tells us that Arvins created the Cedar once in order to protect the deer from their predators and thus to ensure the balance of nature. Return to the top
 

CANOPINE TREE, THE
The Canopine Tree is an evergreen tree of great beauty, aptly named for its canopy of large needles. It is found nowhere except the steep slopes of the Warnaka Mountains. No one really knows why, but some botanists believe this is because it relies on the high lime content of the soil and the high altitude the Warnakas provides. Despite this it is a relatively common tree in its native land. It has a stunning gold trunk and lime green needles, these needles can refresh the internal body if eaten, they are also excellent at healing burns and wounds (if applied correctly). Canopine trees reproduce by scattering its seeds by the means of large ball shaped pine cones, that crack open to disperse the seeds. Return to the top
 

The Cinnabark Pine

CINNABARK PINE, THE
The Cinnabark Pine is a giant conifer, with turquoise needles and shaggy red-brown bark with a delicately fragrant spicy scent. Its bark is used as a sweet spice to flavor many foods. This tree is highly responsive to wood-sorcery and elven magic. The great Great Council Tree of the Brownies was created from a Cinnabark. Return to the top
 

The Cloewen Trees

CLOEWEN TREE, THE
Cloewen Trees are evergreen, slow growing trees that reach a height of about 4-5 peds when fully grown. Bark is silver and smooth to the touch. They have large deep green waxy leaves which are about the size of a spread palm. The trees are prized by the Ylfferhim elves for their magnificent large white (or ocassionally pale pink) sweet scented blooms in spring and autumn. The elves often prune Cloewen into fantastic and beautiful shapes. Return to the top
 

COASTAL REDWOOD, THE
The Coastal Redwood is a massive tree, standing at over 90 peds tall and at least 5 peds in diameter. Its age is average of over 2000 years. Its name comes from its thick, fibrous rust-red bark that defends it from fire. The Coastal Redwood is a beautiful and stately tree that has withstood the test of time, and has run the gamut of all disasters and still holds firm. Its residing area is quite small, living only in the coastal forests all over Caelereth. It has smaller relatives that live further inland, but few have the height and girth of the Coastal Redwood. Return to the top
 

DAR'II TREE, THE
Most important evergreen tree in the drier parts of the Rahaz Dath. The name derives from Shen-Dar-Tree, though this is not wide known. Up to ten peds tall, little yellow and orange flowers which resemble in their arrangement a Shendar Dome. Red berries with an abundance of vitamins when ripe. Ripe before the occasional rain arrives and are therefore a water resource for many insects and small birds and mammals.

Survives where not many other plant can live due to roots which grow up to 50 peds into the depth of the ground to find water. Provides an own ecosystem for many other plants and animals.
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PEACE PINE, THE
This tree is dedicated to Eyasha, Goddess of Peace and Unity, of Harmony, Tranquility and Contentment. Growing in large packs the Peace Pine requires sun, water and soil which is high in nurturance. Generally used to decorate during various times of the year. The Peace Pine can range from 1 ped through to 30 and more peds in height depending on how long it is left to grow and the quality of the soil in which it grows. The general shape of the tree is a triangle with long branches at the bottom of the tree and shorter reaching ones at the top until it finally reaches a tip. Return to the top
 

The Ice Tree

ICE TREE, THE
An enigma in every form of the word, the great ice trees of the Iol are only definable by myth interpretation. As such, some facts will be foggy and unclear for as long as elf nor man are omniscient. The Phéran'Exhonanhé (Styrásh for "frozen-trees") are a very special species of tree in that they are ancient beyond measure. Before they were frozen, they were anciently tall evergreen trees akin to the coastland redwood. Though not quite as tall as their cousins they reach an average of eighty peds tall, and may be five or more peds in diameter. However, one can only speculate as to their age, because, for as far back as the written history of the Evathonrhim extends the trees have been there, and not far in to their history the trees were frozen in their current state. So the trees have at least been there since 12000 b.S., as the elves have been in the area for at least that long. The Forest of Contamar and its Exhonán'lón is indeed a majestic sight. Return to the top
 

PHÁRAN'O'BEJÓN, THE
A spectacularly tall and lacy conifer, pale green with bright emerald cones and a fine-scaled greyish bark. A favorite of the elves. Its resin can be tapped rather like a sugar maple, without harming the tree, and used in a wide range of industrial applications - glues, lacquers, glazes, wines, candies, and medicines. Return to the top
 

SAHNRIX PINE, THE
A Sahnrix Pine can grow up to 70 peds height. It has long straight trunks with thick bark when mature, which is flaky with a brownish color. This thick bark and its habit of shedding the lower branches make this species resistant to fire. Sahnrix sap, when it runs out of the tree and hardens, can be eaten like candy. The stumps of burned or fallen trees yield good gum for eating. Some place pieces of Sahnrix gum in baskets and dissolve them with hot rocks and water, skimming off needles and other extraneous matter, to make syrup. Return to the top
 

TULMINE TREE, THE
The Tulmine Tree is also known simply as the Tulmine, the Tulmine Pine, and in northern areas simply the Tul-pine. It is called the Ret’tif (lit. "bag tree") amongst the Kuglimz, the O'bejón (lit. "evergreen") amongst the elves, and some obscure dialects refer to it as the Nuriouse.

The Tulmine Tree (as it is known in Santharia) is one of the more abundant evergreen trees in the world. With a quick growth cycle and long lifespan they have come to cover league upon league of land in some places. The Tulmine comes in both male and female varieties, each of which have a distinct appearance. Some consider the Tulmine a fruit tree for its useful berries, others a lumber tree for the good wood it produces - this is indeed one tree with many different usages! Return to the top


 Date of last edit 4th Fallen Leaf 1671 a.S.

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