Nahmanides (in his commentary to Deut. 16:22) writes that the Christians in his time had a custom of planting a tree at the entrance of their Churches in order to mark them.

Is there any corroboration validating the claim of such a custom at all, especially in Nahmanides' time and place (13th century Christian Spain)?

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    Would it be possible to add a link as to where you read this. This may have been a local tradition to the area of medieval Catalonia. – Ken Graham Oct 14 '16 at 13:01
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    @KenGraham I read it in the original Hebrew in Nahmandides' commentary to the Torah. Available for free on the Hebrew Wikisource: he.wikisource.org/wiki/… – Reb Chaim HaQoton Oct 14 '16 at 14:11
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    @KorvinStarmast Yes, I am looking for outside corroboration besides Nahmanides' statement. I edited the question to clarify that point. – Reb Chaim HaQoton Oct 14 '16 at 14:11

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