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by Shel Silverstein

Underneath the poet tree
Come and rest awhile with me
And watch the way the word web weaves
Between the shady story leaves.

The branches of the poet tree
Reach from the mountains to the sea.
So come and sit . . . and dream . . . and climb—
Just don’t get hit by falling rhymes.


April 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The best time to plant a tree?

Twenty years ago.
The second best time?


April 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky

We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”

-Khalil Gibran


April 22, 2020 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

The Arborglyph


April 20, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A tree is a little bit of the future

Happy Birthday, Wangari Maathai!

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot

“Trees are living symbols of peace and hope.” -Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureate

Good Fortune: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Environmentalist

Planting Trees as Resistance and Empowerment: The Remarkable Illustrated Story of Wangari Maathai, the First African Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

April 1, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Every Time I Climb a Tree

by David McCord

Every time I climb a tree
Every time I climb a tree
Every time I climb a tree
I scrape a leg
Or skin a knee
And every time I climb a tree
I find some ants
Or dodge a bee
And get the ants
All over me.

And every time I climb a tree
Where have you been?
They say to me
But don’t they know that I am free
Every time I climb a tree?

I like it best
To spot a nest
That has an egg
Or maybe three.

And then I skin
The other leg
But every time I climb a tree
I see a lot of things to see
Swallows rooftops and TV
And all the fields and farms there be
Every time I climb a tree
Though climbing may be good for ants
It isn’t awfully good for pants
But still it’s pretty good for me
Every time I climb a tree.

February 5, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

One Man’s Mission to Revive the Last Redwood Forests


January 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Travel Deep Inside a Leaf


December 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

When I Am Among the Trees

by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”


November 22, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


by Jason Chin

A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels–all the way to California to climb into the redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin’s first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.


September 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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