Together let’s plant one tree per resident and help Park City thrive.
Why are we Planting Park City?
Park City set a goal to be a carbon neutral community by 2030. Among the many benefits of trees, they allow for carbon capture and storage. In partnership with Tree Utah, Park City seeks to plant healthy, drought tolerant trees to help drive down our carbon footprint and improve local resilience.
During the first phase of this project, Park City residents planted almost 200 drought tolerant trees.
Tree planting activities for 2022 have completed. Sign up to add your name to the list for future planting activities.
Planting Park City
Add your new tree to the Planting Park City map (best used in mobile)
Watch out for utility lines! Before digging, call 811 or visit bluestakes.org and submit a ticket to protect yourself from any claims against any accidental damages
Benefits of Trees
- Trees combat climate change. As trees grow, they remove carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
- Trees offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.
- Trees can help lower your energy use and energy bills by providing shade in summer and a wind break in winter. Calculate your savings
- Soil water retention/stormwater benefits/flood protection. During heavy storms, water runoff can lead to flooding and property damage. Healthy trees can intercept the runoff and reduce the severity of floods. A forest's roots and rich organic layers also help by slowing down the flow of water, encouraging it to gradually seep into ground – this directly reduces erosion and runoff.
- Biodiversity and resilience. Park City encourages planting a range of tree species. Adding tree cover provides additional shade and cooling for an increasingly hot climate. Planting lots of different types of trees ensures that additional ecological roles are fulfilled, improving biodiversity and local resilience
- Reduced stress and improved health: trees are beautiful, and being outside is good for the body and the mind. The Japanese have a special term for being surrounded by nature – Shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing." Just looking at trees from a window is proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and improve well-being.
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