To many North American Native people, the pine tree is a symbol of wisdom and longevity. For some, its needles and sap protect people from illnesses, witchcraft and more. Among the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee – or Iroquois Confederacy – the pine tree is known as the Tree of Peace.
In Korea, the pine tree is viewed as an honorable, strong and wise being. Many traditional Koreans pray to a sacred pine tree for good luck, prosperity and health. While, in China & Japan, the pine tree represents longevity and virtue.