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11 Forest Facts and Quotes to Tweet or Share

A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
to school children on Arbor Day, 1907

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

1,000

One square kilometer of forest may be home to more than 1,000 species.

He who plants a tree,
plants a hope Lucy Larcom
from Plant a Tree

15%

15% of all carbon emissions are the result of deforestation and forest degradation.

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

WOODY GUTHRIE
This Land Is Your Land

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

31%

Thirty-one percent of Earth's land area is covered by forests.

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.

JOYCE KILMER
Trees & Other Poems

More than

300 million

people live in forests