“You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars.
In the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.”
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
“Planting trees, I myself thought for a long time,
was a feel-good thing, a nice but feeble response
to our litany of modern-day environmental problems.
In the last few years, though, as I have read
many dozens of articles and books
and interviewed scientists here and abroad,
my thinking on the issue has changed.
Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology
that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together.”