In Judaism

The spirit that lives in the trees and all nature used to converse with people, for all life was created for companionship

– Midrash Bereshit Rabbah 13:2

If you are busy planting trees and hear that the Messiah has come, first finish planting, then go to greet him.

– Avot de Rabbi Nathan, 31b

Genesis 2:9

Out of the earth God made all the trees grow, beautiful to look at and good for food; the tree of life was in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.