Thornton Niven Wilder
“The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
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.
“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.
Willa Sibert Cather
“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
“Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?