Peattie, Donald Culross - Ecology, Grace, Science, Strength, Trees
"The kingdom of plants has a king, the Giant Sequoia or California Bigtree. It is, as a race, the oldest and mightiest of living things. Not even in past geologic times, apparently, were greater trees than Sequoia gigantea. Only the Bigtree's closest of kin, the Redwood of the California coast, approaches it in longevity and girth. In grace and height, indeed, the Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, is a queen among trees, a fit mate for the craggier grandeur of the Bigtree of the Sierra Nevada."
- from A Natural History of Western Trees (1950)
- Donald Culross Peattie (American author, botanist, and naturalist; b. 1898 - d. 1964)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Conservation, Ecology, Forestry, Grace, Science, Strength, Life, Natural Resources, Nature, Trees
Added: Tue Mar 18 2008
Last Modified: Tue Nov 18 2008