Sweet, okay. Really fucking weird, I know, but I liked the imagery and Christian symbolism. The Emperor's tree, symbolic of God (to clarify, since someone made a deal about it in the first thread, the Lumbermarines do not worship the Emperor as a deity. They are like all other Chapters in this regard, we're just using Christian symbology as source material), in that it is all-encompassing and ever there. Sanguinius, as Jesus, would have the Red Forest as representative of his sacrifices for his children. The rest of the trees are planted by Marines themselves, with each tree representing a battle-brother. When that battle-brother dies, his tree is cut down for the funeral pyre. Ancient Chapter Masters who have become Dreadnoughts still living have the most massive trees around. The first Chapter Master and Founding Father, based off of Paul Bunyun, has the largest tree of all other Marine Trees. So large, in fact, that it houses the Fortress Monastery.
To expand on this, I was wondering if we could have it that when a Battle-Brother is made into a Chapter Master, his tree is supplanted and replanted into the Chapter Master Forest, with the first and greatest being in the exact center. In this way, while the bulk of the Fortress-Monastery resides within and without Bunyun's great tree, each new tree added in the vicinity includes an addition to the Fortress Monastery itself. While his tree is still the heart, the great forest itself is also part of the fortress-Monastery.
What do you guys think?