56+ Best Tree Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. Inspirational tree quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Most Famous Tree Quotes

If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. – Ellen DeGeneres

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. – Joyce Meyer

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore

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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

If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. – Maggie Stiefvater

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

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn’t it just lie there and rot? Chuck Palahniuk

He who plants a tree. Plants a hope. – Lucy Larcom

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

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trees are your best antiques. – Alexander Smith

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness. – Khalil Gibran

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. – William Blake

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

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

encouraging tree quotes

Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root. – Malay proverb

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. – Chinese Proverb

A tree falls the way it leans. – Bulgarian proverb

A tree does not move unless there is wind. – Afghan Proverb

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

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

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. – Jack Handey

To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours. – Mirabel Osler

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers. – James G. Watt

Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph–green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree. – Cyril Connolly

Everybody who’s anybody longs to be a tree. – Rita Dove

The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey’s end for good, But just to ask us who we think we are. – Robert Frost

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

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese proverb

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life. – John Muir

By felling the trees which cover the tops and sides of mountains, men in all climates seem to bring upon future generations two calamities at once; want of fuel and a scarcity of water. – Baron Alexander von Humboldt

He that plants trees, loves others besides himself. – Thomas Fuller

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. – Shel Silverstein

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

When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air. – Jodi Thomas

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks. – Friedrich Nietzsche

A tree bends when its fruits have ripened; a fresh water cloud hangs low; similarily, a gentleman becomes all the more humble in prosperity. – Shakuntala

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. – Khalil Gibran

greatest tree quotes

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

All our wisdom is stored in the trees. – Santosh Kalwar

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. – Georges Rouault

We can learn a lot from trees: they’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. – Everett Mamor

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

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

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

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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