Trees are the oldest living things on earth. In addition to the practical and tangible gifts listed above, trees give us beauty, serenity, and sense of endurance, peace and tranquility. Trees provide shelter from sun, wind and weather to humans and the animal kingdom alike. Trees are vital to all life on earth, and to our way of life in uncountable ways. Plant trees! You'll feel good about yourself.

A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible. ~ Welsh Proverb

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.  ~ John Muir

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.  ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~ Martin Luther

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them. ~ James Russell Lowell

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From the seemingly endless taiga of Siberian Russia, to the rain forests of Central and South America and the ancient redwood forests of the North Pacific Coast, trees are showing deleterious effects of pollution, industrial encroachment and global warming. We need to pay attention: As forests are lost, civilizations are lost! SAVE THE TREES! PLANT MORE TREES! The civilization you save will be your own!

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues. ~ Dr. Seuss

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. ~ John Muir

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way.  ~ William Blake

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Indian Proverb

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

(Quotations are from The Quote Garden: Trees.)

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TREES - The original Greenest Beings. They are lovely, generous and hard-working creatures deserving of our respect, even reverence. Trees give us:

Tree Family's TIM WOMICK introduces the above concepts in a dynamic interactive presentation for children, teaching meanings of words like *Respect *Particulate Pollution *Cellulose *Urban Forest *Photosynthesis *Soil *Heat Island *Erosion *Transpiration. Visit for more information!

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"Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good."  ~ Sara Ebenreck, American Forests


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