Arbor Day Quotes

If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.

– Stephan Girard

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.

– Sara Ebenreck

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

– Nelson Henderson

No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.

– John Muir

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

– Henry David Thoreau

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.

– Henry David Thoreau

You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.

– Denise Levertov

He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.

– Lucy Larcom

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

– Henry David Thoreau

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?

– Pablo Neruda

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

– William Blake

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.

– Wendell Berry

Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.

– Henry Ward Beecher

They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them.

– Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
– Stephan Girard

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.
– Sara Ebenreck

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
– Hal Borland

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
– Bill Vaughn