Tree Planting Information

Tree Planting Projects
To help beautify West Valley City we are participating in the Salt Lake County One Million Trees project. For more information about our planting projects, please call Darin Nerdin at (801) 965-7384.

Volunteer Services Agreement

All volunteers participating in City Tree Planting events must complete a Volunteer Services Agreement.

What Trees Can Be Planted in a City Right-of-Way?
Property owners may not plant any tree or shrub on a City right-of-way, or within five feet of a City right-of-way, that is a prohibited tree or shrub (see below) that is capable, through maturation of the root system or otherwise, of blocking or interfering with the use of the right-of-way or of causing damage to curb, gutter, sidewalks, or any other structure located within the right-of-way.

The following are prohibited trees or shrubs:
  • All species of Birch
  • All species of Cottonwood
  • All species of Mulberry
  • All species of Poplar
  • All species of Willow
  • All varieties of bearing fruit or nut trees
  • All upright-growing conifers
  • Balm of Gilead
  • Black Locust
  • Boxelder
  • Catalpa
  • Chinese Date
  • Gambel Oak
  • May Day Tree
  • Russian Olive
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry
  • Siberian Elm
  • Silver Maple
  • Silk Tree
  • Sycamore