Inspirational Quotes
About Trees

Kaylee Brzezinski | July 09, 2020 | 3 min read

Trees have long been a subject of interest and a topic of discussion - and it's no wonder; they represent life, growth, peace, and nature - with over 60,000 different types of 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 to keep you growing strong and moving forward in your everyday efforts.

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"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

― Martin Luther


"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

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"Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."

― Herman Hesse


"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility."

― Wendell Berry
 

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

― Chinese proverb


"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."

― William Shakespeare

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"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

― Warren Buffett


"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

― Chris Maser


"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."

― Franklin D. Roosevelt


"To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination."

― Joan Maloof

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"When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air."

― Jodi Thomas


"Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

― Herman Hesse


"Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky."

― Kahlil Gebran


"On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree."

― W.S. Merwin 

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"All our wisdom is stored in the trees."

― Santosh Kalwar


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

― Paulo Coelho


"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

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

― Victor Hugo


"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


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

― Peter Wohlleben

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Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. For Treecember, we're planting trees that support a global forest fire recovery fund. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reforest lands damaged by record-setting fires
  • Support healthy habitat for iconic biodiversity
  • Plant tree species that will helpΒ reduce future fire impact
  • This holiday season, we’re planting trees in areas around the world that have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. The most common naturally-caused wildfires occur during droughts or dry weather, and under these circumstances, trees and other vegetation are converted to flammable fuel. Human-caused forest fires can be a result of various activities like unregulated slash and burn agriculture, equipment failure or engine sparks, and discarded cigarettes.

    After wildfires, reforestation is essential in areas where the fire intensity burned off available seed supply within the soil, and/or where there are not enough healthy trees still growing and producing new seeds nearby. Reforestation starts once professional assessments have been made to determine where human intervention would be the most ecologically beneficial. Help restore these vital ecosystems by planting a tree. 🌿
  • Every year, forest fires are increasing in size and severity, damaging vital ecosystems and creating a need for millions of trees. Some major consequences of forest fires include significant loss of wildlife, loss of vegetation, soil erosion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

    With so much fire damage, reforestation is essential to catalyze the environmental recovery process. The trees are carefully planted to prevent invasive species from colonizing burn scars and restore quality habitat for native biodiversity. One Tree Planted is connecting with on-the-ground partners to establish viable reforestation projects when the recently affected regions are ready for planting. This fund will contribute to planting projects in British Columbia, Idaho, Ghana, Portugal, and beyond. Let's get to work! 🌲
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partners on the ground will determine the most appropriate species of tree and shrubs. We only plant native tree species that will restore the local ecosystem, re-establish wildlife habitat, and reduce the likelihood of future fires.

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