“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…”
“Having made these noble trees an especial study during the past year, I approach them always, I may say, with reverence.
As giants and patriarchs of the forest they stand alone. Nowhere throughout the world can be found living trees that are more majestic and inspiring….
It is a pleasure to linger in the redwoods to contemplate their greatness….
The trees are grand without being oppressive; noble but not arrogant; lords of the soil that do not impoverish the land. ”
F.H. Clark “Forestry; Redwoods,”
Annual Report of the State Board of Horticulture of the State of California, for 1891