The Glastonbury Thorn Tree is a fascinating symbol. Tradition maintains it's origination is tied to Joseph of Arimathea who knew Jesus Christ. Where the thorn tree grows, on the Wearyall Hill in Glastonbury, England is where it is believed Joseph of Arimathea started the first church in England in approximately 65 A D.
Every year, at Christmastime, the flowers bloom. For the last 100 Christmases, the Glastonbury Thorn bough has been placed on the Royal Christmas table.
In December of 2010, the tree was cut down in the middle of the night by vandals. As of now, it is still unclear who cut down the tree.