Salt Lake City children plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day

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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Parkview Elementary students and Salt Lake City foresters to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees On Friday, April 28th, second graders from Parkview Elementary School will join Salt Lake City’s urban forestry crew in celebrating Arbor Day with a tree planting event at Jordan Park.Friday April 28, 2017.

Salt Lake City’s urban forestry workers got a helping hand Friday from a group of second-graders from Parkview Elementary.

The children helped plant trees at the southwest corner of Jordan Park, at 1060 S. 900 West, and received a demonstration about the importance of trees and the best way to care for them.

“Trees are assets to our city,” said Tony Gliot, the city’s urban forestry manager, in a news release. “They improve our air quality, cool our neighborhoods and promote an overall sense of good health in our communities.”

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