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Dogwood Trail in Morgan County

Easter and Dogwoods

Dogwoods are a sign of Spring and are a part of many Easter memories. The dogwood trees represent the hope of renewed life that Spring brings. They symbolize the Easter story with their flower-like leaves that tell the story of Christ. It goes like this:

“The tree was the source of the wood for the cross of Jesus. Because of this, God both cursed and blessed the Dogwood. For the curse, it would remain small, never again used for crucifixion. God also blessed the tree, and from that time on it produced the flowers just in time to celebrate the resurrection. The Dogwood flowers now form the shape of a cross. The tips of each petal dent i