Salt Lake City, UT (May 11, 2009)- The Salt Lake County Million Trees Program is a campaign supported by Salt Lake County. In 2007, Mayor Corroon of Salt Lake City created One Million Trees for One Million People, a ten-year campaign to plant one million trees in Salt Lake County by 2017. The campaign is designed to involve the youngest children and oldest citizens in the regeneration of the urban landscape of the county.
It is an ambitious but achievable campaign based on community partnerships and collaboration. The campaign wishes to involve every resident in projects designed to beautify the neighborhoods, bring the community together, and reduce the impacts of living in a rapidly growing area in the Wasatch Front.
Not only funding the planting of the one million trees, the campaign also wishes to educate the community on tree planting through the program Right Tree, Right Place. They help people throughout the Salt Lake City region plan, select, plant, water, and protect their new trees. They also stress the important benefits that trees can have for individuals, neighborhoods, and communities. Through planting these million trees the campaign hopes to not only increase the city’s level of sustainability but also reduce crime rates, raise property values, save energy, improve air and water quality, and built a more comprehensive green infrastructure network.
For more information, visit Salt Lake County Million Trees Program.