How to Wassail Apple Trees on the 12th Night of Christmas

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“Wassail means “good health,” by wassailing the apple trees, you wish for good tree health, fertility, and productivity.” In England, tonight, there’s an ancient custom – an old pagan ritual – that involves waking up the apple cider trees with wassailing on the 12th night of Christmas. The written folklore around wassailing says that if…

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Today we celebrate an iconic tree of England – a holy tree with biblical and cultural significance. We’ll also learn about a botanist whose last name is similar to the surname of Carl Linnaeus’s in-laws – and that has caused some confusion over the years. We’ll take a look back at some unflattering words about…

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