Hal Borland - famous tree quotations

Here are some of Hal Borland's uplifting tree quotes:

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."

"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."

"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."

Hal Borland was born Harold Glen Borland in Nebraska May 14, 1900, grew up in Colorado, and, after traveling hither and yon, moved to the northeast when he was in his forties.

Borland wrote editorials for the Denver Post, The New York Times (from 1941 to 1978), and Audubon Magazine. Borland was a prolific writer with several books including the novel When The Legends Die which was later made into a movie.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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