125 Tree Plantation Quotes - Ultimate List

125 Tree Plantation Quotes - Ultimate List

Looking at the wide range of utilities that trees provide to the human kind and the world, you can understand the value of trees and why planting even a single tree bring about a significant change. And this isn’t the first time trees are being brought under the radar, history is witness to many great leaders and philosophers emphasizing on the value of tree plantation.

Here is the ultimate list of more than 125 tree plantation quotes that will definitely give you some perspective of tree plantation. Take a few minutes to go through this engaging list:


1. “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 the earth.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

2. “If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.” - Stephen Girard

3. “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

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

5. “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

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

7. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.” - Bryce Nelson

9. “Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity.” - Susan Fenimore Cooper

10. “Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.” - Lord Orrery

11. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” - George Eliot

12. “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

13. “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

14. “This solitary Tree! a living thing produced too slowly ever to decay; of form and aspect too magnificent to be destroyed.” - William Wordsworth

15. “He who plants a tree. Plants a hope.” - Lucy Larcom

16. “Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” - John Muir

17. “A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor.” - George William Curtis

18. “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

19. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.” - Carolus Linnaeu

20. “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

21. “The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside.” - Tom Felton

22. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” - Greek Proverb

23. “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.” - Wendell Berry

24. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” - Martin Luther

25. “Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.” - Henry Ward Beecher

26. “You can’t have the fruits without the roots.” - Stephen Covey

27. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” - Marcus Garvey

28. “The trees are God’s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green across the world His thoughts serene.” - Leonora Speyer

29. “It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.” - Henry David Thoreau

30. “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.” - William Blake

31. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffett

32. “You can’t sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree. The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you behave.” - Tom Shadyac

33. “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.” - Mahatma Gandhi

34. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”- Backseat Goodbye

35. “Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.”- Whitney Brown

36.“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees.”- Theodore Roosevel

37. “If you love a tree you will be more beautiful than before.”- Amit Ray

38. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” - Albert Camus

39. “He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.” - Thomas Fuller

40. “A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.” - Georges Rouault

41. “Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.” - Malay proverb

42. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “An acorn is just a tree’s way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.” - Shirley Ann Grau

44. “Hope is the tree that holds the world” - Pliny

45. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”- William Shakespeare

46. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” - Gerard De Narval

47. “And see the peaceful trees extend their myriad leaves in leisured dance, they bear the weight of sky and cloud upon the fountain of their veins.” - Kathleen Raine

48. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” - Thomas Campbell

49. “Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me the shade hugs my heart”- Candy Polgar

50. “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” - Chinese proverb

51. “I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree.” - Jamges Douglas

52. “Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.” - Martin O’Malley

53. “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

54. “There is, I conceive, scarcely any tree that may not be advantageously used in the various combinations of form and color.” - Gilpin

55. “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” - Hermann Hesse

56. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”- Kahlil Gebran

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

58. “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

59. “Let soldiers on maneuver plant trees. Give police and criminals a shovel and a thousand seedling.” – John Wright

60. “Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.” - Rene Dubos

61. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”- Robert Louis Stevenson

62. “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” - Theodore Roosevelt

63. “I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.” - Willa Cather

64. “That’s the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree.”- Wangari Maathai

65. “Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

66.  "You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” - St. Bernard

67. “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

68. “Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.” - Chinese Proverb

69. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir

70. “October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” - Nova Bair

71. “Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company. Only a few love to be alone.” - Jens Jensen

72. “The greatest gift of the garden in the restoration of the five senses.” - Hanna Rion

73. “The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free.” - Ray Manzarek

74. “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

75. “Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.” - Karen Joy Fowler 

76. “Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.” - Victor Hugo

77. “Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.” - Walter Scott

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

79. “Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” - Albert Schweitzer

80. “Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.” - Khalil Gibran

81. “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir

82. “On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.”- W.S. Merwin 

83. “When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”- Jodi Thomas 

84. “All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” - Santosh Kalwar

85. “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

86. “I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

87. “We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” - Aldo Leopold

88. “A tree falls the way it leans.” - Bulgarian proverb

89. “A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense.” - Woody Allen

90. “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of a garden.” - Thomas Jefferson

91. “The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

92. "This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff." - Carl Sagan

93. “It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees.” - Wilson Flagg

94. “Forests are the lungs of our land.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

95. “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings.” - Buddhist Sutra

96. “There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet.”- Peter Wohlleben

97. “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Eintein

98. “Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.” - Bill Vaughan

99. “In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; a grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak.” - James Russell Lowell

100. “A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.” - Alexander Smith

101. “No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.” - Hugh Johnson

102. “I’ve got to be by trees, otherwise I get claustrophobic.” - Liam Gallagher

103. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” - Basil

104. “If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.” - W. B. Yeats

105. “A tree does not move unless there is wind.” - Afghan Proverb

106. “When you live in the shadow of a big tree, you have to run twice as fast to get into the sunlight.” - Leonard Lauder

107. “I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”- Andrea Koehle Jones

108. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence”- Hal Borland

109. “Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence.”- Kim Taplin 

110. “That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh myself under the shadow of my sycamore.” – Egyptian tomb inscription

111. “A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.” - Welsh Proverb

112. “What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?” - Pablo Neruda

113. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” - Abraham Lincoln

114. “I have grown taller from walking with the tree.” - Karle Wilson Baker

115. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” - Rumi

116. “There is not a way into the woods for which there is also not a way out of it.” - Irish Proverb

117. “All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

118. “A tree doesn’t fall with one blow.” - Yiddish Proverb

119. “A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees.”- Anton Chekhov

120. “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

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

122. “Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm.” - Amit Ray

123. “May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest.” - John Henry Jowett

124. “Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves.” - Tasneem Hameed

125. “I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” - Louise Dickinson Rich

126. “Advice from a tree, stand tall and proud, sink your roots into the earth. Be content with your natural beauty, go out on a limb, drink plenty of water, remember your roots and enjoy the view.”- Ilan Shmia

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

128. “Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.” - Michael Pollan

129. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.”- Carl Linnaeus

130. “We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.” - Franz Kafka


The life-giving energy that surrounds us, helps us breathe the fresh oxygen, and gives everything it has without expecting anything in return, is none other than trees. Trees are an essential life-giving source in our environment that is being neglected by the world. A crucial factor in our existence and the sustainability of the environment are trees. Yet, we find them to be depleted in the world, causing major concerns and the problem of global warming. It is extremely vital to understand the role of trees in our lives and how their absence can affect the existence of humanity itself. Keep reading to get inspired to plant life, today!

Trees, primarily provide oxygen during a process called photosynthesis, wherein they take in the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release fresh breathable oxygen into the air. Apart from providing a life-giving gas for free, they also give us shade, shelter, food, and timber. With the amount of carbon dioxide building up in the atmosphere and inducing climate change, these beautiful creations of mother earth absorb them all and pump out oxygen into the air. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases, filtering them out by trapping them into its leaves and bark, such as nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and ozone. Planting trees in any area reduces the temperature of the place automatically. The natural breeze that trees provide cool the cities, shading homes, streets, and heat-absorbing roads. The roots of the trees keep the soil intact, preventing it from eroding. Trees also reduce runoff by breaking rainfall and allowing the water to flow through its trunk into the earth below the trees. The water that trees absorb is also transferred to the ground and helps maintain steady groundwater too. Many trees have some medicinal value and are still being adopted in modern medicine in curing various diseases and ailments.


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