August 11, 2022

July's Tree Rescue at Alta Ski Resort

Written by Jem Ashton

TreeUtah and Alta Ski Resort have partnered up to save saplings that have popped up in their ski runs during the off season. After digging up the saplings, volunteers helped us transport the saplings to a nursery, where the saplings will wait until the Fall planting season when they'll be transplanted to other areas of the mountain. By rescuing saplings from the ski runs, we're able to assist the surrounding forest with its natural reproduction process rather than bring in new trees from the outside. All the forest needs is a little direction and help from our wonderful volunteers!

 

Check out some photos from our first Alta tree rescue below:

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All photos by Diane Hartz Warsoff