"The Christmas tree beside their table rose a few inches off the ground, drifted sideways and landed with a soft thump right in front of their table, hiding them from view."
—Usage of this spell in the Three Broomsticks[src]

Mobiliarbus is the incantation of a charm that enables a witch or wizard to levitate a wooden target a few inches off of the ground and then move said object in any given direction.[1] It works on trees[1] and wands.[2]

Known uses

On 18 December 1993, Hermione Granger used this spell to move a Christmas Tree in The Three Broomsticks to hide Harry Potter, because Minerva McGonagall didn't know that Harry sneaked into Hogsmeade.[3]


The Latin terms mobilis, meaning "movable", and arbor, meaning "tree".[4]

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