468. That "tree" signifies man, can be seen from the following passages in the Word:
And all the trees of the field shall know that I Jehovah humble the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree to bud (Ezek. 17:24).
Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law. He shall be like a tree planted by the streams of waters, that bringeth forth its fruits in its season (Ps. 1:1-3; Jer. 17:3).
Praise Jehovah, fruitful trees (Ps. 148:7, 9).
The trees of Jehovah are full (Ps. 104:16).
The axe is laid unto the root of the tree; every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down (Matt. 3:10; 7:16-21).
Either make the tree good and the fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt [and the fruit corrupt]; for the tree is known by its fruit (Matt. 12:33; Luke 6:43, 44).
I will kindle a fire that shall devour every green tree and every dry tree (Ezek. 20:47).
Because "tree" signifies man, it was a statute
That the fruit of a tree not serviceable for food in the land of Canaan should be as uncircumcised (Lev. 19:23, 24).
Because an olive tree signifies a man of the celestial church, it is said:
Of the two witnesses who prophesied, that they were two olive trees standing near the God of the whole earth (Apoc. 11:4; also Zech. 4:3, 11, 12).
And in David:
I am like a green olive tree in the house of God (Ps. 52:3).
And in Jeremiah:
Jehovah called thy name, a green olive tree, fair and of goodly fruit (Jer. 11:16, 17);
besides other passages which are not here presented on account of their great number.