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oak
elm
birch
rowan
juniper

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Kukui, Sonia etc. are the exceptions I think.
Kukui is actually a type of tree, I believe.
Yeah, it's the Hawaiian name of Candlenut tree! :/
Technically when you start your journey professor Magnolia is the professor
I heard a conspiracy theory that Ash may become a Pokemon professor as Ash is also a type of tree
I thought Ash was based on the "ash" remains of burning XD

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Because then it would be harder for the player to have the same name as the Prof. Most kids, if named after plants, are named after flowers. Plus it's way easier to use a current name then to think up a good sounding new one.

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Trees are a symbol of wisdom in many cultures. The Professors are supposed to guide you along your Pokemon journey, symbolizing experience and wisdom, hence being named after the most patient of plants.

Of course, that's only a theory. Only Gamefreak knows. It's pretty much become a tradition by now. I don't think they'd break it.

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Cuz GAMEFREAK thought it would be cool.

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