Turtle Shells Grow Trees

I've been noticing this trend of turtles with trees growing on their shells. In the Oneida Nation's "Spirit of Thanksgiving" float, the turtle is meant to represent 'Mother Earth' and the pine tree is the 'Tree of Peace'.

Concept art for Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float

Clay Model of Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float

Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Turtle Tree mural in Guatemala

Logo for Turtle Tree Seed Company

Tree and Turtle by Silverblue

Turtles All The Way Down by Danc at Lost Garden