TreeUtah Gets Grant For Projects

By Deseret News
Salt Lake City, UT (October 8, 2005)- TreeUtah received a Neighborwoods Program Grant from the Alliance for Community Trees and the Home Depot Foundation. This $20,000 grant will be used to implement several planting and tree care projects being directed by TreeUtah’s Statewide Community and Urban Forestry coordinator Tiffin Brough. Volunteers can assist in these projects, three of which will be carried out on three successive Saturdays in October, which is National Neighborwoods Month.

Projects include:
* Today: Noise-Buffer Community Tree Planting in Holladay. Volunteers will plant 36 trees to create a “natural noise buffer zone” at the area where the I-215 belt route borders the city. An 8 a.m. workshop at the church at 540 S. Holladay Blvd., will show volunteers how to properly plan for, plant and care for trees. Planting will follow at 2990 E. Tolcate Lane (5800 South) on the west side of the street.
* Oct. 15: Several community organizations will hold a “proper mulching event” to correctly spread mulch around the recently refurbished Centennial Park’s 150 new and old trees. All participants will meet at the Midway City offices at 75 W. 100 North for an 8 a.m. workshop and then start the project armed with rakes.
* Oct. 22: TreeUtah and Bend-in-the-River Urban Green Space team up for a planting, mulching and cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will be served from 8-8:30 a.m. in the pavilion at Bend-in-the-River, 1030 W. Fremont Ave. (approximately 1100 South).
From 8:30 a.m. to noon, civic leaders, neighborhood residents, university students, Scouting groups and school children will take part in removing old weed fabric from Bend-in-the-River grounds, sheet mulching a large area and planting shrubs at the “Bend” and trees at the KaBoom! playground.
For information or to volunteer, contact TreeUtah at 364-2122.
Read the full story: TreeUtah NeighborWoods Grant (PDF)