The big seal script of character Tree is
The left is character Drum even though not exactly same, the right part is a hand. The hand holds a big Drum vertically
The small seal script of character Tree is
The left is Wood Radical, here means tree. To set up a big drum against a big tree is the first thing for a big show or celebration ceremony. In 3500+ years ago, big gathering could only be held outside, no big building could hold many people. Probably, every time, the drum was set up against the big tree, gradually the drum and tree are tied together. Tree is always there, but drum is not. the character then is used to present the tree much more than the drum, eventually, it just means tree.
The clerical script of character Tree is
Similar to small seal script.
The song typeface of traditional character is
Same as clerical script.
The song typeface of simplified character is
The middle is changed to 又（character Again), not a drum any more. I don't know the reason for this change, it seems unreasonable simplification.
The Pinyin of character Tree is Shu4.
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