Do tree spirits have memories that go all the way back? Like, do they remember the people that were here 200 years ago?
The tree itself carries memories of its design in its shape, of each Summer and Winter in its growth rings and every woodpecker hole and carved initial in its bark. But its awareness of these memories are like a sleeper who is only vaguely aware his dreaming.
And while the tree spirits sometimes slumber along with the trees they tend, when awake they can conjure memories much deeper than the roots of the Oak, and dreams far more lofty than the skyward reaches of the Redwoods. - Faeries