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    Inspirational Quotes About Trees

    by Meaghan Weeden January 23, 2024 7 min read

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    Tree Quotes To Inspire Nature Lovers Everywhere

    Trees have drawn our interest for millennia — and it's no wonder: they represent life, growth, peace, and nature. With over 60,000 different types of trees around the world, most human societies have a strong connection to trees.

    Trees provide us with many benefits necessary for survival, including clean air, access to clear water, shade, and food. They also give us hope and insight, and courage to persevere – even in the harshest conditions. Trees teach us to stay rooted while soaring to great heights.

    Below is a collection of great quotes about trees and nature to keep you growing strong and moving forward in your life.

    Gary Snyder Quote

    "There can be no purpose more enspiriting than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us."

    — E.O. Wilson

    "Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come."

    ― Karen Joy Fowler

    "You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let's give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend."

    ― Bob Ross

    "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."

    ― Nelson Henderson

    "Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being."

    ― Victor Hugo

    Thomas Fuller Quote

    "Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."

    ― Wangari Maathai

    "I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth."

    ― Louise Dickinson Rich

    "This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff."

    ― Carl Sagan

    "What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on the planet."

    — Sir David Attenborough

    "There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet."

    ― Peter Wohlleben

    Richard Mabey Quote

    "Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish."

    ― Munia Khan

    "Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."

    ― John Muir

    "Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year."

    ― Chad Sugg

    "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike."

    — Paolo Coelho

    Alice Walker Quote

    "Nature is not a place to visit, it is home." 

    — Gary Snyder

    "What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?" 

    — E.M. Forster

    “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” 

    — Katrina Mayer

    “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” 

    — Mary Davis

    "I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles." 

    — Anne Frank

    Tasneern Harneed Quote

    “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” 

    — Alice Walker

    "I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want." 

    — Andy Warhol

    “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” 

    — Kahlil Gabran

    “To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.” 

    — Richard Mabey

    “He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.”  

    — Thomas Fuller

    Bill Mollison Quote

    “If we lose the forests, we lose our only teachers.” 

    — Bill Mollison

    “Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.” 

    — Tasneern Harneed

    “Look deep into nature, and then you will start to understand everything better.”

    — Albert Einstein

    “Go forth under the open sky and listen to nature’s teachings.”

    — William Cullen Bryant

    “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”

    — John Muir

    “Change is never easy and it often creates discord. But when people come together for the good of humanity and the earth, we can accomplish great things.”

    — David Suzuki

    Nelson Henderson Quote

    “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

    — William Shakespeare

    “To really feel a forest canopy, we must use different senses. And often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.”

    — Joan Maloof

    “When one plants a tree they plant themselves. Every root is an anchor, over which one rests with grateful interests, and becomes sufficiently calm to feel the joy of living.”

    — John Muir

    “I declare this world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.”

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “The one who plants trees knowing that he or she will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”

    — Rabindranath Tagore

    Peter Wohlleben quote

    “Happiness is like a tree going into the sky; and sadness is like the roots going down into the wombs of the earth. Both are needed.”

    — Osho

    “The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.”

    — Wendell Berry

    “In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys alone the same path are alike.”

    — Paolo Coelho

    “There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.” 

    — Ralph Smart

    “Together we can preserve the forest, securing this immense treasure for the future of all these our children.” 

    — Chico Mendes

    We hope that these inspirational tree quotes brought a smile to your face. Trees do so much for us, and one great way to show our appreciation is by planting trees in forests that have been degraded by human activities and environmental disasters. Plant a tree today!

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    Meaghan Weeden
    Meaghan Weeden

    Meaghan works to share our story far and wide, manages our blog calendar, coordinates with the team on projects + campaigns, and ensures our brand voice is reflected across channels. With a background in communications and an education in environmental conservation, she is passionate about leveraging her creativity to help the environment!