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Governor Encourages The Planting Of Trees

Governor Jerry Brown was Tuesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.


Brown posted this poem on his website:


Gold, Green

Let it be
On a day in March
California;
When the grass is green
On the rolling hills
And the snow
Is deep in the mountains –


Let it be
On a day like this
That we plant a tree
California
For the years to come
For the little ones
and the lakes
Will be pure in the mountains –


Let it be gold and green
California;
That we touch the ground
That we heal the land
From the mountains to the sea.


-Gary Snyder


According to Brown, “This poem was written in 1978 in honor of Arbor Day which has traditionally been set aside as a day designated for the planting of trees. Trees provide shelter for us and for birds and wildlife. They give us shade and conserve our soil. We harvest fruit from trees and at the same time enjoy their beauty.”


Last week on March 7th, Brown proclaimed, “..the day as Arbor Day in order that all Californians may be reminded of the multitude of benefits we reap daily from this precious resource.”


The Governor hoped the day would be dedicated to the planting of trees not only for the benefit of this generation but as this generation’s gift to posterity.


The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.