The Dogwood Tree

The Dogwood Tree, 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 … Find out more about this legend.

The Dogwood Tree

The Dogwood Tree (Legend Plaque at Dollywood) - 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.
The Dogwood Tree – Dollywood Plaque

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.

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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

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. A-Z of Easter, The
  4. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  13. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  14. Cross Acronym
  15. Cross of Jesus
  16. Cross Tree
  17. Dogwood Tree
  18. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  19. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  20. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  21. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  22. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  23. Easter is Canceled
  24. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  25. Easter Monday
  26. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  27. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  28. Easter Symbols
  29. Easter Trees
  30. Easter Word Search Printable
  31. Egg Rolling
  32. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  33. Empty Egg
  34. Forgiveness
  35. Free Easter Printables
  36. Good Friday
  37. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  38. He is Risen Display
  39. Hiding Easter Eggs
  40. History of Easter Bonnets
  41. Holy Monday
  42. Holy Saturday
  43. Holy Thursday
  44. Holy Tuesday
  45. Holy Wednesday
  46. Hot Cross Buns
  47. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  48. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  49. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  50. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  51. Jesus Shows His Scars
  52. Lazarus Saturday
  53. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  54. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  55. Legend of the Three Trees
  56. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  57. Life Savers
  58. Make Easter Eggs Last
  59. Maundy Thursday
  60. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  61. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  62. Palm Sunday
  63. Passover
  64. Resurrection Bracelet
  65. Resurrection Rolls
  66. Searching for Christ
  67. Shrove Tuesday
  68. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  69. Son of God Movie Review
  70. Spy Wednesday
  71. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  72. Sweating Blood Prayer
  73. Telelestai
  74. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  75. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  76. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  77. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  78. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  79. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  80. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  81. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  82. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  83. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  84. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  85. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Easter list last updated April 19, 2022.

First published May 1, 2013 — Last republished or updated February 19, 2021.

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  1. Hey steve, I want to thank you for simply living for the lord and spreading his great and precious word…I’m also living for the lord and enjoy learning new things about him. I’ve always heard that he cursed the dogwood but could never find it in the bible the only thing tree he cursed was the fig tree as I have learned this. Thank You

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