"He that plants trees loves others beside himself."
Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 - 1734), Gnomologia, 1732

"He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit."
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

"Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

"Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger than we are, and much more forgiving."
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Old Tree, 1993

"You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm."
Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxim