Salt Lake gets 1200 trees greener in just four hours

Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 20:12:05-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City got a little greener Friday with the planting of over a thousand new trees.

Volunteers turned out at Parleys Historic Nature Park in Salt Lake City to plant 1200 trees in just four hours.

It’s part of a partnership between Clearlink and Tree Utah.

Clearlink staff said each tree represents one employee.

They say the benefit these trees provide to the environment can impact the entire community.

“For every one tree we plant today, it actually provides oxygen for two people,” said Clearlink Public Relations Manager Tyson Olcott. “So really, not only are we affecting each Clearlinker, we’re affecting someone of their family, their friends, a relationship they really care about.”

According to Tree Utah, one mature tree can absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

They say these 1200 trees can also produce enough oxygen for 2400 people in salt lake county.