The worship of trees
dendrology – a treatise on trees; the natural history of trees.
dendrometer – an instrument for measuring trees.
Even without linking up to a pre-existent dendrolatry, to tree-deities, nàgas, and yakßas, it would have been quite a natural thing for a teacher like Gotama to favour solitary shady trees for contemplation, and lovely groves and orchards for …
Albertina Nugteren, 2005
dendr- (from Ancient Greek δένδρον (dendron, “tree”)) + -o- (Ancient Greek interfix) + -latry (from Ancient Greek λατρεία (latreia, “worship”))