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Free Trees for 84060 Residents Through Planting Park City

Post Date:04/10/2022

News Release – For Immediate Release
Clayton Scrivner, Communications Manager
Park City Municipal Corporation

801-597-8108
clayton.scrivner@parkcity.org

April 15, 2022 

 

Park City is Providing Free Trees to Homeowners Through its Planting Park City Initiative 

 

Park City, Utah – Park City is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 200 free trees to Park City residents this spring planting season as part of its Planting Park City initiative. This project encourages strategic tree planting in Park City in to achieve the City’s goal of net-zero carbon by 2030.   

 

Starting today, residents can reserve their trees at the City’s Planting Park City website at www.parkcity.org/plantingparkcity. Participants can reserve up to two trees and plant them in the most strategic areas in their yard using an online tool provided by the Arbor Day Foundation. 

 

This season’s trees include the following drought-tolerant species: Amur Maple, Bur Oak, Narrowleaf Cottonwood and Spring Snow Crabapple. Trees will be distributed in five-gallon buckets. Residents’ distribution days  to pick up their trees are scheduled for June 9 and  June 12 at Quinn’s Junction.  

 

“Healthy trees in our city provide green infrastructure, local resilience to increasingly extreme weather patterns, and improve our local air quality,” said Mayor Nann Worel. “Planting drought tolerant trees is a climate action that everyone can take.” 

 

As part of the sign-up process for trees this spring, residents may use an online tool that takes the guesswork out of where to plant the tree on a specific property to help maximize the tree’s air, water, energy, and carbon benefits. In addition, this tool allows residents to strategically plant trees to reduce their energy costs.  

 

Carefully positioned trees can reduce a household’s energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 25 percent. Computer models devised by the U.S. Department of Energy predict that proper placement of only three trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually. 


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