A dryad is a tree nymph or hylas , that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology.
Canotila- Lakota myth: a race of forest fairies or elves that live in the trees. They had high respect for the forest and would hunt anyone who mistreated their territory. They could take on tree-like characteristics to camouflage witht the forest.
Celtic ‘Horned God’ Cerne in embrace with his consort The Goddess. Cerne is traditionally Lord of the Animals and The Goddess is associated with the ‘Sacred Forest’
This is a fantasy painting of a treetch (tree creature) who is frustrated because he got his roots stuck in the ground, and he can't pull them out and go on an adventure! Painting by Frank Robert Dixon.