Read my original nature poems right here!

Read my original nature poems right here!

26 Original Poems About Trees

Original Poems About Trees

These are original poems about trees by me, George. Pine trees & oaks are plenty around my home in Raleigh, NC, and in the hills leading up to the smoky mountains nearby. Trees are the shady guardians protecting our mountains, beaches, rivers, and wetlands from man-made and natural destruction. They truly are the anchors of the wilderness.

I wrote all of these poems while hanging out in hammocks, hiking up sunny trails, and listening to the ocean beneath shady palm trees. Share them with your outdoorsy, tree-hugging friends and family.

Hey! I wrote these poems myself, and I’d love to hear which is your favorite. Leave a comment at the bottom, will you?


Trees being trees
creaking and groaning
like Old Man’s knees

Life is simple
and symbolic
and all mysteries

2/5/24 by PineTreePoet


Talkative bark
I’ve seen my fair share
trees that’ll tell stories
of moments and happenings there

All you’ve to do is look
upon that rough brown sketch
to know you’re in good company
forest lips that needn’t stretch

7/1/21 by PineTreePoet


I looked in the mirror
and I saw
trees and mountains
all around me.

9/18/19 by PineTreePoet


The loblollies
laid their first snow
and Spring seems receding
under the sun’s bright stretch.

And I spent my day admiring
our vast, blue, heavenward sketch.

5/6/21 by PineTreePoet


I started taking less pictures
because I imagined all the trees
always stressed
about how they looked
and all the rocks
wondering if I’d tag them

5/7/21 by PineTreePoet


The pines hugged me
and asked me to stay
so I won’t be coming home
but surely I will miss you

5/18/21 by PineTreePoet


The pines were shaped as mountains
against the blue and white
shifting sky
and I slept easily beneath
the sounds of cars
for their smoggy hum wouldn’t kill
the outdoor’s great dreamy cry

7/3/21 by PineTreePoet


Let’s show
birds and trees
we still love them

flowers too
pluck not a petal
trample not a stem

11/10/22 by PineTreePoet


Pine trees are supernatural towers
sending signals of our joy
across the ranges they inhabit

10/11/21 by PineTreePoet


She painted little trees
on her little canvas
with a little smile
and I thought
very little
about the rain outside

10/24/21 by PineTreePoet


We’re quite good
at climbing social ladders
and tax brackets
but we walk into a wood
and can’t climb a tree
or summit a boulder
lest we scrape a spoiled knee

10/28/21 by PineTreePoet


Wet pines tall as cell towers
but they carry a better connection
every drop of the wild’s waters
rain and river and dewed needle
tether me to immortal reflection

2/16/22 by PineTreePoet


I sat on a log
he groaned and scratched
his mossy hair

you know I fell
10 years ago
I’m a little stiff
will you roll me over there?

9/16/23 by PineTreePoet. Walnut Creek Greenway, Raleigh, NC


Paperclips hold things together
like our taxes and wills.
But trees
hold something else together
the dirt beneath our feet
with their roots
and our all-day-hiking thrills.

12/14/21 by PineTreePoet


The trees recruited me
and I recruited my friends
and they brought theirs
and now we’re all here
to hear nature’s big pitch
and it sure isn’t some racket
we’re very eager to ditch

5/4/21 by PineTreePoet


Pine trees wear long dresses
and flowers pretty crowns
and we
well we just pace and pace with anxiety
about our concrete towns.

5/9/21 by PineTreePoet


Massive massive
stone and tree
small small
you and me
and we always sit
in wonderous staring
stone and tree

6/20/21 by PineTreePoet


are more interesting
than phones

bark tells better stories
than those soon-to-be
plastic bones

11/10/22 by PineTreePoet


My neighbor asked
where I spent my weekends
and I told her among the pines
I said I couldn’t bear
long grocery store lines.

9/4/21 by PineTreePoet


said the tree

7/24/21 by PineTreePoet


We’re all born
tree huggers
some of us
only forget

8/23/21 by PineTreePoet


There are things
I really hate to see
people without enough food
and others cutting down a tall tree

9/12/21 by PineTreePoet


Wet pine trees
in little forest coves
make me feel like
I’m in some movie
of great adventure
and high stakes

11/14/21 by PineTreePoet


I have favorite trees
on my morning walks
and I think they
have favorite people

11/23/21 by PineTreePoet


Loblollies walking on stilts
treading carefully around the lake

the wind knows all their names
and what to say
to make them shake

9/28/23 by PineTreePoet. Lake Johnson, Raleigh, NC


What would pine trees do?
They’d go hang out in the mountains.

9/26/21 by PineTreePoet

Did you have a favorite of these poems about trees? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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George Callahan is the creator of Pine Tree Poet. He is an author of fantasy stories and an adventure poet. He prefers mountains and pine trees to most other things, and usually takes his dog Cowboy along for the ride.

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