I started liking the oak tree when I was a student at Junior High in Sweden, where my school was named after one. And my mother was also a teacher there.
During my adult years, I grew appreciation for trees in general as part of my spiritual interest in shamanism and sensing the Great spirit, which later also is embraced in Christianity.
I see the oak tree as a symbol of growing in wisdom and thus would like to have one in the yard of Telluselle Living Center, if possible.
My university degree is indeed the study of knowledge (how we learn individually and in organizations, and how to manage and lead) so that makes it an academic fit.
And the fact that my Hula-school in Honolulu taught me a dance entitled “Grandmother oak” makes it even better.
Here’s to the oak tree!