The Dogwood Tree
Here is that Dogwood Tree sign.
“According to legend, the Dogwood once grew as a tall, straight tree, but when the Dogwood was used to make the cross, Jesus was so moved that He promised the tree would never again grow large enough to be used for such a purpose. It is said that the bracts of the Dogwood flower resemble the Cross and bear nail marks of the crucifixion. The Red leaves in fall has been associated with the Savior’s Blood on Calvary.”
Just a legend
Again this is just legend. There is no Biblical backing to state this legend. If you noticed, it does mention first off, According to legend! But never the less I figured it was an interesting legend and wanted to share with my readers. Dolly Parton is big about her faith. You can go into one of her theaters and she shares about her faith.
Comes around Easter
This legend does come about around Easter often. I think that is because in early Spring the Dogwood tree starts to bloom. Even though this is not proven in Bible, but the legend does have us of a way to remind of what Christ done for us. In East Tennessee the Knoxville area we usually have the Dogwood Arts Festival in April.
Remember the only thing that holds true is the Bible. God’s word is true! It is the only book we can count on and rely on. It tells us of what has happened and what will happen. Also remember legends are simply that, legends.
Something interesting about the Dogwood Tree in Tennessee
Found naturally in over one-third of all Tennessee counties, Cornus florida or flowering dogwood, is among the state’s favorite trees. It is one of the most beautiful smaller trees around, bringing ornamental value to the landscape year-round. It blooms in April, the perfect month to notice its beauty.1
First published May 1, 2013 — Last republished or updated March 27, 2018.