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Tree Hugger
Tree Hugger ID S5E7.png
Kind Earth
Sex Female
Occupation Equestrian Society for the Preservation of Rare Creatures member
Art teacher (EG)[1]
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Eyes Pale, light grayish purple
Mane ¤ Light amaranth with light vermilion highlights
Coat Light harlequin
Nicknames Tree Friend, Tree Embrace, Treezie, The Hugs
Cutie mark
Tree with a heart-shaped canopy
Voice Nicole Oliver (English)
Tanja Schmitz (German)
Alessandra Karpoff (Italian)
Marta Wiejak (Polish)[2]
Darya Frolova (Russian)
Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish)[3]
Tetyana Antonova (Ukrainian)

Tree Hugger is a female Earth pony who first appears in the season five episode Make New Friends but Keep Discord. She is Fluttershy's friend and guest to the Grand Galloping Gala. Her demeanor and affectations are reminiscent of the hippie subculture of the 1960s.

Development and design

Tree Hugger shares her color scheme and cutie mark with S06E07 Unnamed Earth Mare #1 and her design with an unnamed mare in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3.

In the original script for Make New Friends but Keep Discord, she was based more off of Martha Stewart rather than being based off the hippie culture.[4]

Tree Hugger was previewed in one of the animation images shown at Ponycon NYC on February 16, 2015.[5]

Jim Miller has assumed that Tree Hugger and "Geronimo" are siblings.[6]

Depiction in the series

Tree Hugger first appears in the season five episode Make New Friends but Keep Discord. Fluttershy states that she met her on a trip to see the Breezies and that she's a member of the Equestrian Society for the Preservation of Rare Creatures. When Fluttershy mentions to Discord that she plans to take Tree Hugger with her to the Grand Galloping Gala, it upsets Discord.

Later in the episode, Discord meets Tree Hugger in person, and she addresses him in a considerably mellow manner, using such words as "radical" and "righteous."

At the Gala proper, Fluttershy and Tree Hugger spend much of the evening in each other's company, much to Discord's irritation. He tries to come between the two, but Tree Hugger plays off his attempts with her usual composure. When the Smooze covers everything in slime and threatens to ruin the Gala, Tree Hugger calms him with "auditory therapy" – involving mainly "om" sounds and high-pitched whinnying – and the ponies commend her.

Fed up with all the attention Tree Hugger is receiving, Discord nearly banishes her to another dimension, but Fluttershy stops him. In the end, Discord apologizes to Tree Hugger for his jealousy, and the two start over on friendlier terms.

In season six, Tree Hugger poses for an art class in On Your Marks.

In season eight, Tree Hugger briefly appears riding a raft with Star Swirl the Bearded in Friendship University.

In season nine, Tree Hugger attends Twilight Sparkle's coronation ceremony in The Last Problem. She also briefly appears in Fluttershy's group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.

Depiction in My Little Pony The Movie

In My Little Pony The Movie, Tree Hugger watches Harry give a bear hug to Fluttershy, Angel Bunny, Twilight Sparkle, and Spike during We Got This Together.

Depiction in Generation 5

In the My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale episode Foal Me Once, two paintings of Tree Hugger (from the Friendship is Magic episode On Your Marks)—one by "Picture Pattern" and one by "Andy Warhoof"—appear on display in an art museum.

Other depictions

IDW comics

A sewn representation of Tree Hugger is shown on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #43 cover RI.

Chapter books

Tree Hugger appears in the audience for opening night of The Singing Stallion in Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama.

Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook

Tree Hugger appears in a photograph in episode 3 of Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook, "All About Alicorns".

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Tree Hugger is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of her states, "Tree Hugger's totally radical and way cool! She's a pony whose vibe we can dig!"

The Elements of Harmony Vol. II guidebook

TREE HUGGER is a member of the Equestrian Society for the Preservation of Rare Creatures, and was Fluttershy's guest to the Grand Galloping Gala. She likes nature just as much as Fluttershy. Their friendship initially makes Discord incredibly jealous, but they all become friends.


"Radical to meet you. Really digging your vibe."
— To Discord in Make New Friends but Keep Discord
— Make New Friends but Keep Discord
"The aura coming off the waterfall was so alive! So, like, magic manifestation."
— Make New Friends but Keep Discord
"Nice to meet you. I'm Tree Hugger. Blessings."
— To Discord in Make New Friends but Keep Discord
"I meet a lot of different creatures, each one of them perfect and unique."
— Make New Friends but Keep Discord
"Oh, man. You're really bumming me out. Can you just, like, lower your voice a skosh?"
— To Discord in Make New Friends but Keep Discord
"Um, I need like a few minutes to clear out my chakras before I can hug you from a place of authenticity."
— Make New Friends but Keep Discord
— Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys card #214 UR of Tree Hugger
"The animals just, like, feel my groove, and come to me, you know?"
— Enterplay collectible card game High Magic card #146 UR of Tree Hugger
"Breathe deep, seek peace."
— Enterplay collectible card game Defenders of Equestria card #86 R of Tree Hugger
"I’m totally digging your groovy aura."
My Little Pony Facebook post[7]


Fluttershy and Tree Hugger look up at Discord S5E7.png

Tree Hugger image gallery

See also


  1. My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts – Episodes – Season 1. Moviefone (2017-08). Retrieved on 2017 September 7.
  2. Dubbingpedia's publication of an e-mail from SDI. Dubbingpedia (2015-06-02). Retrieved on 2014 June 8.
  3. Maggie Vera (2015-06-14). Maggie Vera on Twitter: "@mxyzptlk10 si es Cristina Hernandez" (Spanish). Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 June 19.
  4. Cereal Velocity (2016-03-29). Equestria Daily Interviews M.A. Larson. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2016 March 29.
  5. 20150216_113746.jpg (2015-02-16). Retrieved on 2015 February 16. Archived.
  6. Jim Miller (2016-04-09). Big Jim on Twitter: "I assume that bungee spotter is Tree Hugger's brother. #MLPSeason6". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 April 11.
  7. Timeline Photos. Facebook (2015-05-31). Retrieved on 2015 June 1.