In the South we often had our own "Crying Tree" or a "Courting Tree" was not uncommon.Just yesterday I found a post about an especially interesting tree: An enchanted tree.
"'Ent' the Magnolia Tree
This pic was taken on June 22, 2009. This Magnolia Tree [in Arlington, Tx] is probably 150+yrs old; if you look at it closely, it seems that there is a small man dressed similar to a jockey coming out of the center of the tree. I've visited this tree many times and feel it is Enchanted, hence, I call this tree an Ent."