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Why are evergreens nailed to the top of newly constructed buildings?
Once the roof rafters are raised on a new dwelling, the custom is to nail an evergreen tree to the highest peak to appease the wood gods and bring good luck to the house. It’s just one of many superstitions associated with wood and trees, probably with early origins in pagan rituals and druid rites.

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