Antedating of "tree hugger" (1965)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Apr 24 17:44:57 UTC 2004

Another "tree-hugging" reference occurs to me: the line in the Tommy James
song "Dragging the Line" (about 1970, I think). My impression is that here
the hugging is to indicate love for Nature or some such thing, rather than
solidarity against the lumberjack.

-- Doug Wilson

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