In Ireland Hawthorn is known as the fairy tree. They can often be found lone in the landscape. Ancient, hewn by the elements and protected through superstition.
'Fairy Trees' often referred to as the gentle bush, lone bush or thorn, as it is disrespectful to mention the fairies by name.
'Fairy Trees' it is believed extremely bad luck to cut one down, remove branches or even hang things upon it in case you disturb the little folk.