One of my core childhood memories is planting trees with my classmates as part of our graduation requirement. We planted local trees in a forest and mangroves along the seashore where sea turtles lay their eggs. The sense of fulfillment and being one with nature filled our hearts. And to this day, I always support businesses and influencers who initiate tree-planting activities. I hope our list of tree-planting quotes will inspire more people to do it.
You might think one tree cannot significantly change the decreasing number of forests worldwide, but let's learn a lesson from The Forest Man of India.
Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has started planting one tree a day. And today, his forest changed the lifeless view of a dry sandbar to a luscious green full of trees. So, after reading all our tree planting quotes below, explore some of the other notable tree-planting projects around the world or consider supporting brands that plant trees.
Since grade school, we have learned how plants exchange carbon dioxide and turn it into the oxygen we need for life on Earth. Trees are the lungs of our planet, yet we have lost forests to deforestation for decades.
According to the 2022 edition of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO), deforestation abolished 420 million hectares between 1990 and 2020. It may lead to developments, but it also started a domino effect in the ecosystem, not only climate change but also the dwindling numbers of animal species.
After reading the best tree planting quotes below, for further reading, check out our article exploring how effective tree planting is against climate change, and you can read up more about the deforestation facts that provoke the need to protect and conserve the trees.
Trees near the equator reach their full height around 10 to 20 years, and trees further than the equator can mature over 100 years. In short, the trees we plant today will significantly benefit future generations, not us. That's why we should teach children the importance of trees as soon as they start understanding so they can continue taking care of what we have planted.
If the little environmentalists in your family or community have potential ideas, help them apply for the Little Tree Huggers Grant Funding by One Tree Planted.
Nature has always positively impacted our total well-being. Trees in nature are no exception, and they can even help the whole community. In the 1980s, the Japanese started practicing shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, to meditate and relax.
Aside from its environmental and psychological benefits, planting trees like giant oaks can also increase your property's value. Residential properties in Athens, Georgia, had a 3.5%-4.5% increase in sales prices as a result of their trees.
Trees mean so much in our lives in various ways. Read the next set of tree planting quotes below that will motivate you to grow one, or have a read on how nature benefits our mental health.
One of the prominent tree lovers we should know about is the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. He has planted thousands of trees on his family estate, became a Chairman of the Forestry Committee of the New York Senate, and developed sustainable ways to use timber in his lifetime. And after he passed, his legacy continued. The National Park Service has collaborated with other organizations to save much of the historic forest lands the tree farmers built. This section contains some of his more famous quotes about trees.
Do you want to witness how a tree grows in your own backyard? Read the rest of our tree planting quotes below and start digging!
Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.
~ Sir David Attenborough
This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff.
~ Carl Sagan
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
~ Homaro Cantu
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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
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
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
~ Chad Sugg
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
~ John Muir
Much like a tree, love develops and flourishes all on its own, taking hold of every part of its host.
~ Victor Hugo
Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.