The tree can be thought of as having four separate areas or sections: the base, the roots, the trunk, and the branches.
The base is a town built and run by six religious cults, each of whom worship an aspect of the tree:
- The growth cult worship the asexual and non-reproductive nature of plant growth - not fecundity, but the act of getting bigger over time through the influence of the sun and rain
- The cult of cyclical change worship the passing of the seasons and any other repetitive phenomenon, such as menstruation, the movements of celestial bodies, and seasonal events like storms, bush fires, the rainy season, and so on
- The cult of branching worship things which increase in complexity, such as webs, networks, and also junctions and nests
- The cult of the state of being home to many things worship the very essence of providing a habitat for life, and are interested in parasites, things which grow on other things, settlements and buildings
- The cult of rootedness worship fixity, the quality of being stuck into the ground, such as foundations or mountains, or the quality of being difficult to move, such as heavy rocks
- The cult of being alive but not sentient worship the state of having no conscious interaction with the world