As árvores são utilizadas como símbolos da vida
“what comes out of the ethnographies is that trees are used symbolically to make concrete and material the abstract notion of life, and that trees are ideal supports for such symbolic purpose precisely because their status as living organisms is ambiguous.”
“Trees, from symbols of life and regeneration to political artifacts” In:
RIVAL, Laura (Org.)
(1998) The social life of trees – anthropological perspectives on tree symbolism. Oxford:Berg.