‘Tree Thought for the Day’

Here we share an interest fact, quote or anecdote about the trees we live amongst. We would love to hear your favourites quotes or facts about trees, and what they mean to you personally. Please use the ‘Comments’ box below to share your thoughts about trees, past and present.

“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.

“In the company of flowers we know happiness. In the company of trees we are able to think.” John Stewart Collis, author of ‘ The Worm Forgives the Plough’.

“Trees are our oldest journalists and our first historians.” J Horowitz in the LA Review of Books (2018)

“Wood. It shrinks. It expands. It twists. It bows. It’s strength is unpredictable. Insects eat it. It rots. It burns. If an inventor were to present this product to a panel of building inspectors today, they’d ban it on the spot.” Attributed to Joseph Lstiburek.

“Trees also mark the passing of time in their seasonal change. This reminds us that life passes too, which encourages us to live as well as we can.” Robert Penn, author of The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees(2015).

“Truly trees are beings. We feel that to be so. Hence their silence, their indifference to us is almost exasperating.” John Stewart Collis, author of ‘The Worm Forgives the Plough’ (1973).

2 thoughts on “‘Tree Thought for the Day’

  • May 15, 2020 at 10:47 am

    “A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair”
    Lines from the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer

    • May 15, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Ohh, what a lovely way to look at a tree! Many thanks Jude.


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