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Secret Language of Cypress Trees in Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

Slender, conical cypress trees are everywhere in Provence, but there is more to them than meets the eye. These ubiquitous trees may have a hidden meaning depending on where and how they are planted.

…Continue reading here for Margo’s post as she investigates the curious history of cypress trees in Provence. Why are these trees planted near cemeteries? When planted at the entry to homes find out whether you are welcome or not.

Via:: The Curious Rambler

      

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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