Tree Hugger

Meaning

A person who cares about the environment

A tree hugger is a popular term that refers to a person who is dedicated to preserving the environment. The term comes from the symbolic meaning of a person hugging a tree to express love and care.

The term originates from people protesting deforestation by hugging trees to save them from being cut down. It is often associated with hippies and liberals. The prominence of the tree hugger movement has led to more renewable energy research and products made out of recycled materials.

Example

"Look at the evidence, climate change is real.
You are one of those tree huggers aren't you?"
A tree hugger literally hugging a tree

A tree hugger literally hugging a tree

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Last Updated: January 27, 2017

Tree hugger definition

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