One of the coolest things about Provo is the Tree Guide. I’ve spent a fair amount of time perusing this document and trying to figure out what trees grow around my home and in the parts of the city I frequent. I was going to blog about this wonderful document in the spring, when the trees were getting their leaves back, but the mayor wrote about it Monday so I figured that was as good a reason as any to bring it up here.
The mayor’s post is especially good because it points out that A) Provo is consistently recognized for its trees, and B) we have a city forester.
It’s also worth noting the important role that trees play in a city. Those two links both go to articles discussing how trees have positive environmental, health, and economic impacts in cities. In short, cities with lots of trees are better. As I’ve written before, urban trees also have the potential to feed people.