Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

English Oak - Salt Lake City

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Common Name English Oak
Species Quercus robur
Address 100 South 600 East (Tree Median), Salt Lake City
City Salt Lake City
Year Planted 1940
Height 30 Feet
Spread 57 Feet
Circumference 71 Inches
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base. 23 Inches
Name of Nominator Ellis Johnson
Date Rated 1990-12-05
Ownership Public
Story This English Oak was planted by Salt Lake City's Shade Tree Department in 1940. It was dedicated by the planting crew to Rufus D. Johnson. Rufus was Salt Lake City's first shade tree warden and prime mover of the Shade Tree Program, which had it's earliest impetus in 1922. He planned and supervised the planting of the valley's shade trees for over 30 years (1922-1950).
Author Larry Sagers