Replacing the trees at Golden Hills Park

Replacing the trees at Golden Hills Park
Posted on 08/14/2013

The large pine trees along Wasatch Boulevard are finally being cut down.  For many years, the trees have suffered from drought and fluctuating precipitation cycles.  It has been feared that the stress has made the trees susceptible to beetles which could spread to many other valuable trees in the area.  Several have died from a lack of water.


The trees are located within the state’s right-of-way on Wasatch Boulevard and are growing underneath nearby power lines.  Rocky Mountain Power has been planning to trim the trees and UDOT has planned on re-grading the shoulder for safety purposes.  The city has been working on ideas for improving the park, so we have decided to join forces with UDOT and Rocky Mountain Power to remove the trees and restore the area.

The city is working towards a long term solution for the park and the roadway.  The area east of where these trees are located will be interlaced with trees, landscaping berms and park features.  The new trees will be located in areas that won’t have future conflicts with the overhead utilities or any future street widening projects.  Join us as we look forward to exciting new improvements as funding becomes available.