Pine. This evergreen tree has a great vitality and a very attractive shape. It can stand cold weather. Pine has also been highly praised for its firm and indomitable character. Pine with bamboo and plum forms the pattern known as " three friends in chilly weather". The folks use this pattern to symbolize long life and forever young vigour.
PINE AND CRANES DESIGN
Pine and cranes are both symbols of longevity in ancient Chinese customs. The ancients called them: "one-thousand-years-old crane" and "immortal pine: So the picture of pines and cranes means eternally young and a long life.
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