A Tree that Bears Fruit
The tree on the coat of arms represents the result of a life walking in the freedom of Christ. We see that clearly in Psalm 1 and Proverbs 11:30:
Psalm 1 - Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Proverbs 11:30 - The fruit of the righteous is the tree of life; and he who wins souls is wise.