In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
Our prophets use the metaphor of trees to describe the Jewish people in their ultimate state of fulfillment, the Era of the Redemption: (Isaiah 27:6) "In days to come, Yaakov will take root; Yisrael will blossom and bud, and will cover the face of the earth with fruit." Isaiah (11:1) also describes the coming of Mashiach similarly: "A shoot shall emerge from the stem of Yishai, and a branch shall grow out from his roots." May these prophecies be fulfilled in the immediate future.
(Timeless Patterns in Time)