Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

American Elm & Giant Sequoia - South Salt Lake City

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Common Name American Elm and Giant Sequoia
Species Ulmus Americana, Sequoia dendron giganteum
Address 3271 South 500 East
City South Salt Lake City
Year Planted 1965, 1890 (respectively)
Height American Elm: 88 Ft, Giant Sequoia: 100 Ft
Spread American Elm: 50 Ft, Giant Sequoia: 20 Ft
Circumference American Elm: 146 Inches ,Giant Sequoia: 161
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base.
Name of Nominator Nick Bosen
Date Rated 2012-03-22
Ownership Public: City of South Salt Lake
Story The American Elm was planted as part of a 1965 Utah State University project turning the Pioneer Craft House into an arboretum. The tree has thrived in the location and produced a seedling. The Pioneer Craft House is an "Artist District" which has been a fixture in the Salt Lake Valley for quite some time. It was originally developed as the Scott School around 1890, which is when it's believed this tree was planted. The school was set on the far south of Salt Lake and served as a school for many years. Then the school was turned into the Pioneer Craft House in the late 50's to early 60's. There are 3 other Giant Sequoias on the property which were planted by Utah State University in a 1965 project turning the craft house property into an arboretum.
Author Nick Bosen