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Octostump thanks to Wayne Nowazek

Dendrology is the study of wooded plants (including trees and shrubs).
Botany is the study of plants in general.

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My family tree could use some pruning. - Unknown

Trees often transplanted seldom prosper. - Flemish Proverb

Friendship is a plant we must often water. - German Proverb

It's a point or setter plant (poinsettia). - Archie Bunker

Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do. - Ronald Reagan

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. - Shel Silverstein

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan

If you hate where you are, move - you are not a tree. - Unknown

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan

Preoccupied with a single leaf you won't see the tree. - Vagabond

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

He knows his olive trees better than he knows his children. - Rebecca Helm-Ropelato

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. - Chinese Proverb

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, does it make a sound? - Unknown

Natural abilities are like natural plants: to grow, they need pruning. - Red Auerbach

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. - J.J. Furnas

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. - St. Basil of Caesarea

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap. - Fred Allen

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. - Lord Chesterfield

Transplanting the ballet to the United States is like trying to raise a palm tree in Dakota. - Lincoln Kirsten

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown

The difference between a gun and a tree is a difference of tempo. The tree explodes every spring. - Ezra Pound

We breathe air, trees make air, homework kills trees, therefore homework is going to kill us all. - Unknown

It's better to fall from a tree and break your back than to fall in love and break your heart. - African Proverb

Every day, thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians. Help end the violence. Eat bacon. - Unknown

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

My wife is on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight, but she can sure climb a tree. - Henny Youngman

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

It's in the democratic citizen's nature to be like a leaf that doesn't believe in the tree it's part of. - David Foster Wallace

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. - Hal Borland

As the poet said, "Only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. - Woody Allen

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm. - William Cowper

On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
The Quangle Wangle sat,
But his face you could not see,
On account of his Beaver Hat. - Edward Lear

Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth. - Rolf Peterson

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

Advice from a tree:
- Stand tall and proud
- Go out on a limb
- Remember your roots
- Drink plenty of water
- Enjoy the view - Unknown


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