Among the earliest recorded appearances of this term, used to describe (and often mock) a nature lover or environmentalist, is the 1960 translation of the Finnish novel "Our Daily Bread: A Novel." The phrase would not catch on until years later.
* More about "Our Daily Bread" and its author, Kalle Päätaloa: @
* TreeHugger.com (an environmental website): @
* Tree Hugger art project: @