The Story of the Pinetree and the Sparrow


Cherokee Copper Pinetree story

Today I would like to share with you the story of the Pinetree and the Sparrow. 

Back when the world was young and all of the animals and trees could talk to each other winter was coming. The Sparrow was injured and was not strong enough to fly away, so he sent his family on to the Southern regions and decided to stay behind and heal. Injured he knew he would not survive the winter without shelter. So he asked the trees for help.

Sparrow went from tree to tree asking them to shelter him in the cold months. One by one they gave him excuses and refused to give him shelter. There was only one tree left, the lowly pine tree. So with no hope left Sparrow made his plea to the pinetree. Sparrow said "Pine I am injured and not able to fly south, would you let me shelter in your branches until my family returns?"

Pine was a humble tree and thought to himself  "What can I do?" but his heart heard the plight of Sparrow and said "My branches are small and my leaves are more like needles but you are welcome to what I have" And so Sparrow spent the cold winter with Pinetree. 

Spring came and when the Creator saw what had happened he called a council of the trees and said to them. "You who have so much and would not share with Sparrow will now lose your leaves in the cold time. But Pine because you gave so much you shall keep your leaves in the coldtime. 

And that is why the Pine tree keeps it's green throughout the year. 

Visit Our Pine Tree and Sparrow Collection Here --->

We created this collection to remind us that even though we think we have nothing to give we truly do.  Sometimes we are the Pine Tree and are able to help others and sometimes we are the Sparrow and need time to mend. 

Which one are you?



pine tree and sparrow collection by cherokee copper


Everything we sell we make in our home studio near Tulsa Oklahoma. Greg Stice of Cherokee Copper working at the bench

View our Pine Tree and Sparrow Collection Here. 



  • Lori Kuchel

    I love this. Like the story The Giving Tree.
    Sacrificial love.

  • Monica T

    I heard this too and it so impressed me. I am 71 years old and never heard the story before and when I did it touched my heart. I live in SC where pine trees are plentiful, we complain about their needles or pines are cut for money, profit. I see them in a different light and have a huge respect for pines now.

  • Linda

    Love the story.

  • Samuel Kiser

    Awesome story thank God for the pine tree amazing story thank you for sharing.

  • Larry

    I heard the story on TV and I like it

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published