Looking at trees in different seasons, the effect of their appearance on humans can easily lead us to ascribe to them characteristics of the human form, e.g. “weeping” willow, “powerful” or “feminine” looking figure. Some trees can also tell us a fantastic story and it is no wonder that trees often play a significant role in fairy tales.
In the case of Madam Mountain Ash, the idea of an elegant lady in a long, skin-tight dress, moreover with a fur-like ruff made of silvery shiny material, plays a role. The “dress” of blue-violet shining blue cabbage leaves together with the “ruff” made of the woolly shining fruiting stems of the wild clematis leads our imagination to an elegant and sophisticated lady.
Hello, may I introduce Madame Mountain Ash, she scales her dress from red cabbage leaves that are skilfully stapled together with toothpicks. Furthermore, she winds her high collar of clematis vines into a fur. She is very elegant and also distinguished. Together with her body made from the trunk of the Mountain Ash, she marks the successful harvest as a field symbol.