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Salt Lake City – October 1, 2006. TreeUtah today announced that it will host the Start Seeing Trees Campaign. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). TreeUtah is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
This project is the inaugurl event in TreeUtah’s 2006/2007 campaign “Start Seeing Trees.” In coordination with YouthWorks, TreeUtah will conduct an At-Risk Youth Intensive Skills Training/Planting.
Most people think these trees are lovely to look at, but do not realize that trees help retain our precious ground water, mitigate our urban heat island problems, reduce asphalt and gasoline volatilization, lower cooling costs, promote human well-being, and provide urban wildlife habitat.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Tiffin Brough. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” TreeUtah seeks to improve Utah’s quality of life by enhancing the environment for present and future generations through planting, stewardship, and education.
TreeUtah’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TreeUtah’s Eco Garden.
Read the full TreeUtah press release. (PDF)