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Jul 08

Cooperative Keywords: Twin Pines

twin pines
Cooperatives will often use twin pines to represent their cooperative effort. But what does it mean?
Dr. Warbasse, a cooperative advocate and the founder of the Cooperative League of the United States of America put it this way, “The pine tree is the ancient symbol of endurance and fecundity. More than one pine is used to signify cooperation. The trunks of the trees are continued into roots which form the circle, the ancient symbol of eternal life, typifying that which has no end. The circle represents the all-embracing cosmos which depends upon cooperation for its existence. The two pines and the circle are dark green, the chlorophyll color of man’s life principle in nature.”