1. “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

2. “We plant trees not for ourselves, but for the future generations.”
-Caecilius Statius, 220-168 B.C.

3. “From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and bark which brace mankind…A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it…” -Henry David Thoreau

4. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” -Chinese Proverb

5. “You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.”
-Richard St. Barbe Baker

6. “No man manages his affairs, as well as a tree, does.”
-George Bernard Shaw

7. “To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world.”
-Russell Page

9. “Trees are a conversation piece; planting them makes people talk, and it calms them down.” -Alfred Raffo

10. “Plant a memory, plant a tree, do it today for tomorrow.” -Matz

11. “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”
-Chinese Proverb

12. “Today I stood taller from walking among the trees.”
-Willa Cather

13. “The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.” -Thornton Wilder

14. “If you wish to be happy for a year, plant a garden. If you wish to be happy for a lifetime, plant a tree.” -Jim Morris

15. “If the nation saves the trees, the trees will save the nation.” -Charles Pack

16. “People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world which cannot sustain people.” -Bryce Nelson

17. “A nation’s growth from sea to sea stirs in the heart of a tree.”
-Henry Brunner

18. “I never before knew the full value of trees. Under them, I breakfast, dine, write, read, and receive my company.” -Thomas Jefferson

19. “The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on earth.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

20. “Holy Mother Earth, the trees and all nature are witnesses of your thoughts and deeds.” -Winnebago Saying