For anybody who loves the environment, nature and the idea of finding the satisfaction of enough for today, Arbor Day is a perfectly splendid holiday. After all, who doesn’t want to celebrate the glory of trees? Today, we’re celebrating with an entry that’s all about trees!
A Quick History of Arbor Day
The first Arbor Day was celebrated on April 10, 1872. Originating in Nebraska City, Nebraska and the brainchild of J. Sterling Morton, it’s estimated that one million trees were planted that day. Now, Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is an annual holiday that’s celebrated seasonally at different times across the globe. If you’d like to get involved but don’t have the land or resources to plant a tree yourself, you can find out how to become a part of this annual tradition within your own boundaries at www.ArborDay.org.
Quotes About Trees
We’re celebrating on the Postconsumers’ website today with our favorite quotes about trees and on Pinterest and Facebook with our favorite images of trees. Be sure to follow along wherever suits you best. Now, here are some of our favorite things that wonderful people have said about trees.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” Chad Sugg
“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
“To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” Jodi Thomas, Welcome to Harmony
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” Santosh Kalwar
“Fancy cutting down all those beautiful trees…to make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilisation.” Winston Churchill, remarking to his son during a visit to Canada in 1929
“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.” George Orwell
“To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them – the whole leaf and root tribe.” Henry Ward Beecher
“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, Aleph