The recent windstorm on September 7th and 8th toppled thousands of trees throughout Northern Utah. Trees in Salt Lake City parks were hit especially hard – Liberty Park lost 69 trees and the Salt Lake City Cemetery lost 255 trees. It is estimated that over 3,000 public trees within Salt Lake City boundaries were either damaged or fallen.
TreeUtah and Salt Lake City have joined forces to quickly and efficiently designate funds to plant trees to replace the mature canopy that was lost.
Your donation of any amount today, or as an ongoing monthly contribution, will directly help purchase trees that are selected to be hardy here in our urban environment for generations to come. Contributing today will help us streamline this planting process and create opportunities for TreeUtah volunteers to “ReTree” SLC as soon as possible! You can specify if you want your donation to go towards tree replanting at Liberty Park, the SLC Cemetery, Jordan Park/Peace Gardens, Rosewood Park, or simply wherever it is needed most.
Trees work for us on many levels by providing shade, cooling urban temperatures, filtering air and water, providing wildlife habitat, beautifying the world around us, increasing property values, and improving the mental health of individuals.
Thank you for helping restore the beautiful canopy that was lost and contributing to our tree community!