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The Great Spruce

Favorite Links

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn, NY

New York Botanical Gardens

Bronx, NY

Rainforest Alliance


Local Sawyer

Rediscovering the integrity and beauty of the fallen tree

The Old Farmers Almanac website

Bird Songs (Tweets!)

The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Bird Songs (Tweets!)

Historic House Trust and the Little Red Lighthouse

Fort Washington Park, NY

Good Reads

Toy Boat 

by Randall de Sève | illustrated by Loren Long

The Life of a Leaf

by Steven Vogel

A Reverence for Wood

by Eric Sloane

The Man Who Made Things out of Trees

by Robert Penn

Handbook of Knotting and Splicing

by Paul N. Hasluck

Knotting Book

Tree Quotes

“Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.” 

Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.” 

Willa Cather

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now."

Chinese proverb

"The forest is a library.  The trees are books, their branches pages, each leaf a word of wisdom."


"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

Warren Buffett

Read more tree quotes here

Credits & Thanks

Fred LaSenna

Website Design

Ruth Katz

Website Editor

Alley Cat Group

Video Trailer

Craig Haney

Voice Over, Video Trailer

Owen Brothers Landscaping

Tree digging and moving demonstration

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