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The Value of Student Volunteerism! Real life skills!

Volunteering is something that every person should experience and take part in at some point in their lives. There are countless reasons to volunteer with charitable organizations: giving back and helping others, meeting new people, learning new skills, getting out of one’s own comfort zone, and much more. Everyone stands to benefit from volunteerism, from […]

Utah Hiking Trails

Here is a list of local hikes to enjoy this summertime. Go outside, take in the natural scenery, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen! The Living Room  A 2.5 mile hike with 900 ft of elevation gain to rock shaped furniture. This hike is public transport accessible. Ensign Peak Hike A 0.8 mile round trip, […]

Native Trees of Utah

Although Utah is a desert, many trees found here are native to the land. Native trees are always the best option when considering what to plant because those trees are suited specifically for Utah’s climate. Some of the most common native trees around the Wasatch Front inlcude: Big Tooth Maple This tree is what gives […]

Salt Lake Parks to Visit!

As summer kicks off, take advantage of the pleasant weather in the Salt Lake valley. One of the best ways to enjoy nature and relax is to take a trip to the local parks. Whether you have half a day or an hour in between work, it is nice to decompress. Here is a list […]

The Fun of Volunteering with TreeUtah!

Our volunteers are the heartwood of TreeUtah’s ability to carry out our mission of improving the quality of life for people in communities throughout the Salt Lake Valley through tree plantings and environmental stewardship. But volunteering is not only an opportunity to get out and give back; it is also a fantastic way of community […]

Dead Trees Matter!

A dead tree might seem useless to thriving forest, however, dead trees play an integral role in keeping that forest healthy and sustainable. A standing dead tree, also called a snag, ironically supports life in many ways. The primary importance of a dead tree is as it gets decomposed by fungi and bacteria, the dead […]

What Trees to Plant in Utah

One of TreeUtah’s most wanted information is “What trees to plant?” There are many trees to choose from at local Utah nurseries. But some tree species get planted too often, and some not often enough.  TreeUtah regularly researches what tree varieties are ideal for Utah’s urban places and updates this list. The dominant plant communities […]

Utah Fruit Season

I’d love to see a new form of social security … everyone taught how to grow their own; fruit and nut trees planted along every street, parks planted out to edibles, every high rise with a roof garden, every school with at least one fruit tree for every kid enrolled. – Jackie French Utah can […]

Join TreeUtah Hiking!

TreeUtah is all about getting outside and getting into nature, join TU on one of our nature hikes and learn how to identify trees in Utah. Be sure to get information on our events page and pre-register! You can read about some of the many benefits of hiking below! 1. Hiking Makes You Happy It can: […]

Relationship Between Urban Tree Cover Density and Self-Reported Stress Recovery

A study, published in Environment and Behavior, was based on self-reported questionnaires, an earlier 2016 study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, measured reduced physiological markers of stress in subjects simply looking at images of nature. These findings suggest that viewing tree canopy in communities can significantly aid stress recovery and that […]