The only information I've been able to find on the meanings of various kinds of trees is from Western traditions, where oak = strength and courage, and so on. But what about Japan?
I've googled various combinations of "trees", "Japan", "symbolism", "meaning of" and "language of" - I've come across some very nice old illustrations, explanations on how to write various kanji, and bonsai lore, but nothing actually relevant for me. :-)
Thank you very much for your help!