TreeUtah is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education.
To fullfill this mission, we seek to educate people about the environmental and social benefits that trees provide. Trees improve our quality of life in multiple ways. Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The amount of oxygen produced by one acre of trees equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. Trees lower air temperatures by releasing water vapor through their leaves and shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler. Trees also improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water, as well as protecting aquifers. These are just a few of the benefits that trees bring to our communities.
Since 1990, TreeUtah has planted more than 350,000 trees with the help of over 135,000 volunteers around Utah.