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. 


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    Dixie Proctor : November 14, 2023

    I have purchased many pieces not only for myself but my daughters as well. Every piece is absolutely beautiful. I find that my Cherokee Copper earrings are the only earrings I wear.

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    Lidia : September 06, 2023

    For my birthday I received two copper bracelets from my husband, one with a pine tree and one with a bird inscribed. Over dinner he told me the story. After being together for nearly 36 years, he is still as romantic and thoughtful as ever. I love the copper cuffs as the story of the love of living things and the importance of shared loved.

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    juana : August 25, 2023

    i love your story i am a little bit cherokee but from hawaii and love learning about stories he the pine one was good thanks

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    Maxmillian Lowe : August 25, 2023

    What a beautiful story. It’s stories like these that our world needs to hear today. Kindness is the virtue that we should all strive for.

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    Karen: August 25, 2023

    Love the story……I had never heard it before…..thanks

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    Lori Kuchel: February 27, 2023

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

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    Monica T: February 27, 2023

    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.

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    Linda: February 27, 2023

    Love the story.

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    Samuel Kiser: February 27, 2023

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

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    Larry: February 02, 2023

    I heard the story on TV and I like it

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    Larry: February 27, 2023

    I heard the story on TV and I like it

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    Shari Wesley : February 02, 2023

    Thank you.

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    Shari: February 27, 2023

    Thank you.

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    Jean Martin: February 02, 2023

    Loved that story , I had never heard it ❤️

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