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What did the two trees in the Garden of Eden symbolize?

The book of Genesis shows that God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were allowed to eat the fruit of all trees, including the tree of life, but not the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2-3). Eating the fruit of the tree of life represented choosing total reliance on God to show what is good or evil (through His law and Holy Spirit). Eating the fruit of the latter tree represented human beings choosing for themselves what is good and evil, rejecting any direction from God. 

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The Tree of Life

Is there a tree of life? Was there ever such a tree, representing the secrets of a long and happy life? If so, what became of it? Will it be seen again?