TreeUtah was created as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the spring of 1988 by a journalist, Pepper Provenzano. Since then, thousands of volunteers, staff, and board have stepped forward to nurture and grow the organization and its mission: To improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship, and education. Since it’s inception, TreeUtah has planted more than 470,000 trees with the help of over 155,000 volunteers throughout Utah.