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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Oh Christmas Tree Billy Idol

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Rockin' Around the Christmas T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Trees

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Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead

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Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell

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The Lumberjack Song Monty Python

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kingbee63 added The Trees Rush - Rush

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The Cure a Forest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
Mike Williams Mendes added The Cure a Forest

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Shaking the Tree Peter Gabriel

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Hedi Dangoor-Isachar added Songs From the Wood Jethro Tull

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Lemon Tree Peter^! Paul and Mary

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Little Willow Paul McCartney

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jeskill added Strange Fruit Billy Holiday

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Strange Fruit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
jeskill added Strange Fruit Billy Holiday

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Apple Suckling Tree Bob Dylan, The Band

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Tree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
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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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Seed to a Tree Blind Melon

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Hanging Tree Counting Crows

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Small Axe The Wailers, Bob Marley & The Wailers

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

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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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Forest System of a Down

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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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My Christmas Tree The Temptations

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Apples Don't Fall Far From the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Trees

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Weeping Willow The Verve

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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) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Trees
breeezyboy added Willow Weep for Me Tony Bennett

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Root to Branches Jethro Tull

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Redwood Tree Van Morrison

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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

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Little Christmas Tree The Nat King Cole Trio, Nat King Cole