J. Sterling Morton
(22 Apr 1832 - 27 Apr 1902)
American journalist and politician , who, with Nebraska Governor Robert Furnas, founded Arbor Day, which is now celebrated in various forms around the world.
Science Quotes by J. Sterling Morton (1 quote)
Each generation of humanity takes the earth as trustees… We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
— J. Sterling Morton
From address (22 Apr 1885), as reported in 'An Address by J. Sterling Morton on Arbor Day 1885', Nebraska City News. Also appears in J. Sterling Morton, 'Arbor Day', Proceedings of the American Forestry Congress at its Meeting Held in Boston, September 1885 (1886), 51.