Saturday, July 28, 2007

Trees

One of my favorite things the AHF does is plant trees. Deforestation in the region due to timber harvesting, the cutting of fuel wood by trekkers and mountaineers, intensive grazing by livestock and agricultural expansion threatens the local ecology and habitat. Conservation efforts are underway to preserve the remaining forests, but AHF has also planted over two million trees -- so far!

So here in tribute, three of my favorite tree quotes...

treeline
“The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort,
are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
for when the light comes,
the heart of the people is always right.”
~John Muir
forest sunbeams
If only I could share it:
The soft sound of snow
Falling late at night
From the trees
At this old temple.
~Hakuin (1686-1768)
snowytrees
Plant trees.
They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival:
oxygen and books.
~A. Whitney Brown

2 comments:

rift said...

Yay trees!


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

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
-- Old Chinese Proverb.

(And a bunch more by that John Muir guy. He said a lot of quotable things about trees!)

(and adding your quotes to my collection!)

Laloofah said...

ROTFL! "That John Muir guy." You are too cute! :-D

Thanks for the quotes! I am an obsessive quote collector. I could have just blogged quotes all night and barely skimmed the surface of my stash! :-)