Memorial Day Reflections

Here in Utah originally created as a city park in 1902, Memory Grove Park was dedicated in 1924 as a memorial for America’s soldiers and contains several other monuments in addition to The Pagoda. On August 11, 1999 a tornado passed through Memory Grove Park resulting in the destruction of over 400 old trees. No monuments were damaged.

From the Library of Congress, Walter Reed Memorial Hospital, Gold Star Mothers, DAR, Veteran Parks, to school children planting a tree in remembrance of animals killed in the Great War, trees as memorials are growing across America.

Check out the National Memorial Tree Register “Let us remember”, American’s living monuments, Great War Memorial Trees and the men and women in whose memory they are planted. #memorialday #treeutah#trees #community #worldwars #inmemory

Tree Utah 30 Years Planting!

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Many people we meet these days now know how important trees are to our environment and the impact they have on our planet. Here at TreeUtah 2019 marks our 30th year of being an active nonprofit dedicated to planting trees!

It is truly remarkable to reflect upon all that it takes for an organization to reach where we are at now and how your support and volunteerism has made it all happen these past 3 decades.

To celebrate 30 years we are collecting tree stories at bit.ly/treestoryslc . Tell us about your memorial trees, the trees you had your first kiss under, the trees you planted when your daughter was born, and anything else you would like to share ti is our way to look back on our important past, sharing it with all of you who we hope will be part of our exciting future. Here’s to you! Here’s to trees! Here’s to 30 years planting!

Jardine, Juniper of Logan Canyon

Nestled high on an outcropping in Logan Canyon, Old Jardine, stands to watch over the needled forest and meadows below. For over 1500 years, she has reigned. The trail to reach her slowly rises from the canyon floor, winding through grasses dried from the summer and climbing into the cool forest’s shade to reach her down a series of sandy switchbacks. Jardine’s bark is grooved with wind and smoothed by time, only her crown the rich green of a living, breathing juniper. Unknown to us is her wisdom, but it is felt nevertheless.

This Tree Story was contributed by Diantha Williamson. Thank you. Do you have a tree story to share? Send your story to education@treeutah.org. 

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Sponsor a Tree Planting

TreeUtah welcomes sponsors for our 2015 planting season.

Many groups choose to sponsor a planting event each year as an annual team building and community service project. Your business, church group, or community group can join us at one of our many free public tree plantings. Or groups can sponsor their own special event which will include the following benefits beyond making Utah a greener place to live, work, and play:

  • Choose your date & time.
  • Select a location (TreeUtah has many popular planting locations through Utah).
  • Determine if your tree planting event is private (for group members only) or open to the public.
  • Trees, proper training, and tools will be provided by TreeUtah.
  • All events include coffee and a light breakfast.

Find out more about becoming a tree planting sponsor by clicking here.