I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.
Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
If i were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons.
Willa Cather, My Ántonia
If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn’t necessarily expect to witness.
Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education
A tree’s most important means of staying connected to other trees is a wood wide web of soil fungi that connects vegetation in an intimate network that allows the sharing of an enormous amount of information and goods.
Tim Flannery, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.
Richard Mabey, Beechcombings: The narratives of trees
“And see the peaceful trees extend their myriad leaves in leisured dance— they bear the weight of sky and cloud upon the fountain of their veins.”
Why are there trees i never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.
Listen to the trees talking in their sleep,’ she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. ‘what nice dreams they must have!
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Trees are corrupting our parks. they should be arrested for loitering. for deciduous trees, add littering and indecent exposure to that list of offenses.
Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic
Nothing but trees.
Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows