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I would much rather plant a tree than cut one down, and draw current capital from the sun rather than exploit its accumulated reserves.
He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
— English proverb

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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

foolishness wisdom

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.


Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship which will cross the sea.
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.


The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eye of others only a green thing which stands in the way.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire; but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do.  It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
I never knew how soothing trees are—many trees and patches of open sunlight, and tree presences; it is almost like having another being.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.


So bleak is the picture ... that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the twentieth century.


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them.
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow-birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
You can live for years next door
to a big pinetree, honored to have
so venerable a neighbor, even
when it sheds needles all over your flowers
or wakes you, dropping big cones
onto your deck at still of night.
Trees are more than just havens for animals, birds, insects, and humans; they are also the lungs of the earth. Just as we breathe oxygen into our lungs and exhale carbon dioxide, so trees breathe carbon dioxide into their leaves and exhale oxygen.
Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity.  Of all the works of the creation which know the changes of life and death, the trees of the forest have the longest existence.