ⓘ Tree marriage
Tree marriage is a form of symbolic marriage between a human and a tree that is said to be infused with supernatural life.
It can be in the form of proxy marriage in which a bachelor marries a tree and afterward when the tree falls then that person becomes a widow, which is a requirement to marry in some cultures.
Tree marriage was once widespread in India among some cults around beliefs that trees contain hidden or sacred power to cure or to enhance fertility or that they contain the souls of ancestors or of the unborn.
In 2007, Aishwarya Rai announced that she is marrying a tree.
In Mexico, it was reported that women are marrying trees in protest of logging.