A Photographer's Tribute to Trees ~ by Colleen O'Neill

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Portrait of a Giant

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Some of my favorite tree quotes

"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." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~ John Muir

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Man has created some lovely dwellings, some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not ... created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower." ~ Harvey Broome

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." ~ Cree Indian Proverb

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." ~ John Muir




Tree books that I highly recommend...


Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast by Robert Van Pelt

Conifers of California by Ronald M. Lanner

To Find the Biggest Tree by Wendell D. Flint, Mike Law

A Guide to the Sequoia Groves of California by Dwight Willard

Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham

Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston


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