A posthumous quote of the American naturalist writer, John Muir, from the Sierra Club Bulletin, January, 1920:
No doubt [the Redwoods] would make good lumber after passing through a sawmill, as George Washington after passing through the hands of a French cook would have made good food.
Image of an urban building standing in for a tree, from a 1960s elementary science textbook. In the green circle it says,
How does living without trees affect man?