Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.
-- Sara Ebenreck, American Forests
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Don't thou love life? Then waste not time. For time is the stuff that life is made of.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, and climb black branches up a snow-white trunk. Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, but dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
-- Robert Frost, Birch Tree
You got a chainsaw up there you,
-- Bud bud, talking
We are part of the forest -- a truth some of us must relearn.
-- Herb Hammond
To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.
I would do for you what spring does for the cherry trees.
They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum; and they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
-- Joni Mitchell
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
-- John Muir
A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than the woods and swamps that surround it.
-- Henry David Thoreau
Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go. To heal my heart and drown my woe. Rain may fall and wind may blow, And many miles be still to go, But under a tall tree I will lie, And let the clouds go sailing by.
-- Frodo Baggins
I shall be like that tree, I shall die at the top.
Stretch a bow to the very full, and you will wish that you had stopped in time.
-- Tao Te Ching