On Thursday, I volunteered with Tree Utah (their Facebook page) to plant trees. I signed up because I was curious. I wanted to see how people (me included) shape the landscape that I love to hike and photograph. And it gave me a chance to be outdoors. I saw the event listed on Snowbird's website. Snowbird is a ski resort east of Salt Lake City. Actually, the tree planting was rescheduled for a week later because of inclement weather.
The morning weather up on the mountain was cold and sunny. It started out in the high 30s and heated up. I ended up wearing five top layers and two bottom layers. I was glad for the layers. As the temperature rose, I shed my light jacket, sweater and sweatshirt.
Overall, I had a great time and was really glad I got the chance to volunteer. I hope the trees survive and establish themselves on the ski slope.
|The Forest Service donated Engelmann spruce saplings.|
|Got a ride up the mountain on the Peruvian chairlift.|
|The coordinators spent a few minutes going over safety rules.|
|Demonstration on how to plant a tree.|
|I planted 14 trees.|