Songs The Best Songs About Trees  

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The imagery of trees has inspired countless songs, so why not rank the best songs about trees with the help of your votes? Some of the best songs about tress are about specific types of trees, while other good songs about trees are about the forest in general. Many great tree songs have the word tree in the title and some great songs about trees reference leaves and branches in the lyrics.

Radiohead has written several tree songs. Their tracks “Treefingers” and “Fake Plastic Trees” both appear on this list. The Cure has a great tree song with “A Forest” and Paul McCartney released the song “Little Willow.” The Beatles hit, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has lyrics about colorful “tangerine trees.”

Louis Armstrong sings of “trees of green” and “skies of blue” on his iconic hit, “What a Wonderful World.” Joni Mitchell expressed regret for societies destruction of nature with her tune, “Big Yellow Taxi.” “One Tree Hill” by U2, which appears on the album The Joshua Tree, also made this list.

Which tree song do you think deserves the top spot? Vote the best to No.1 and join the conversation in the comments section.

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r-gold added Ombra Mai Fu

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Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell

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Shaking the Tree Peter Gabriel

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Rockin' Around the Christmas T... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Trees

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kingbee63 added The Trees Rush - Rush

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Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead

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The Lumberjack Song Monty Python

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The Cure a Forest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
Mike Williams Mendes added The Cure a Forest

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Hedi Dangoor-Isachar added Songs From the Wood Jethro Tull

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Oh Christmas Tree Billy Idol

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Strange Fruit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
jeskill added Strange Fruit Billy Holiday

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Lemon Tree Peter, Paul and Mary

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jeskill added Strange Fruit Billy Holiday

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Little Willow Paul McCartney

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Apple Suckling Tree Bob Dylan, The Band

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Hanging Tree Counting Crows

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The Pine Tree June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

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Mike Williams Mendes added Tie a Yellow Ribbin Round the Ole Oak Tree Perry Como

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Cactus Tree Joni Mitchell

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Tree is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
MatiasCaceres added Tree Aphex Twin

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Seed to a Tree Blind Melon

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Small Axe The Wailers, Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Weeping Willow The Verve

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My Christmas Tree The Supremes

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One Christmas Tree Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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In My Tree Pearl Jam

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Lilytabby added Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush The Wiggles - Traffic

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Redwood Tree Van Morrison

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The Dreaming Tree Dave Matthews Band

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The Baby Tree Paul Kantner, Jefferson Starship

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Money Trees Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock

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Born Country Alabama

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Apples Don't Fall Far From the... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Trees

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My Christmas Tree The Temptations

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The Crying Tree of Mercury The Smashing Pumpkins

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Fruit Tree Nick Drake

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Willow Weep for Me is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
breeezyboy added Willow Weep for Me Tony Bennett

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Forest System of a Down

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Root to Branches Jethro Tull

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Decoration of the Christmas Tree Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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So Tall a Tree Bing Crosby

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The Olive Tree Dr. John