Today has me thinking about the trip I took to Ireland a couple of years ago. We learned about Hawthorn Trees, and how they are known as Fairy Trees, and the lore that surrounds them. It’s extremely bad luck to cut down, or even break a branch of one of these trees.. it’s said that if you do, the fairies will place a curse upon your family. Whole highways have been built around these trees as to not disturb them. You will often find these trees with ribbons tied all over their branches.. these are like peace offerings to the fairies... with hopes it will bring luck and good fortune to those who tie them.