Salt Lake City, UT (November 13, 2007)- Mayor Rocky Anderson and urban forester Bill Rutherford are making trees available for planting in front yards to foster the health and sustainability of large trees in Salt Lake City. Upon request of a property owner, the city will plant a tree on private property within 10 feet of the property line. The tree will be designated as a “city tree,” eligible for all services afforded to trees located on public property.
“Inspired by an interest to conserve water, reduce energy usage and advance the health and longevity of the urban forest, a new and voluntary collaboration between homeowners and Salt Lake City has begun,” Rutherford said. “In addition to our existing tree-planting services in properties within the city’s right of way, front yards are now also eligible for planting.” The initiative will be a collaborative and voluntary process between a property owner and the Salt Lake City Forestry Division, which maintains more than 91,000 trees citywide and plants 400-700 new trees annually.
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