Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. ... and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.

---John Muir, 1895

Culled from a selection of John Muir's quotes collected by Harold Wood for the Sierra Club.

To learn more about trees and their interconnectedness -- and our inspiration for naming our company Tree Talk -- we recommend Richard Powers' The Overstory and The Social Life of Forests by Ferris Jabr and published in the New York Times.

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Photo by Marc Anderson

Trees:

  • Are beautiful

  • Enrich the air with oxygen

  • Prevent soil erosion

  • Shade your home, saving on heating and air conditioning

  • Provide food and shelter for humans and wildlife alike

  • Reduce noise pollution

  • Have been shown, when in view of hospital patients, to hasten healing

  • Increase property values by as much as 25% -- why? People (and squirrels) love trees!