April 02, 2022

Spring Tree Plantings Happening Now!

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Last Saturday morning, the sun came out shining, like so many of our enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers. They, along with TreeUtah staff and interns, planted various types of trees and plants as part of restoration efforts along the Jordan River in West Valley City. 

We worked with Salt Lake County Flood Control and Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation to coordinate the event. The Jordan River has a series of levees managed by the Army Corps of Engineers to help with long-term flood control which caused a number of trees to be cut down. We planted trees to restore the ecosystem. We planted woody perennials this spring that will help stabilize soil and keep weeds from overtaking areas that we will plant trees into in the late fall (which is a better time for this type of restoration planting). We had other volunteers fencing off existing trees to protect what was left from damaging beavers. 

Make sure to keep an eye out in the future for part two of this restoration. Part two of the restoration will take place in the fall and will be found on our events page. In the meantime, we will be hosting more public tree plantings most weekends and we would love to see you there. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this restoration planting last Saturday. We could not have done it without them. 

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