In New York, I'm drawn right back to a sacred - a performance - space. The point is not to whom the space is devoted, for me - just that it is dedicated, intended, purposed. I feel comfortable and happy to do my own dedications there. I loved the tree and the generous feeling at the newly re-dedicated St. John the Divine, which is the closest we may come in this country to a grand-scale religious civic center, a temple to many gods, a pagan enterprise. This is my own view of it, of course, and a compliment.
"A tree branches 5 to 8 times, as do rivers, and the number of branches arising from each layer or stem average 3, while each is about 2 times longer than the next smallest. The angle between each branch is about 36 to 38 degrees. This form is typical of lightning, mineral crystals, blood vessels, etc, which follow roughly the same rules. Such patterns are called tree-like or dendritic."
- Bill Mollison in Permaculture
Not sure evergreens actually follow this pattern, though.