Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Fremont Cottonwood - Fairmont Park - Salt Lake City

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Common Name Fremont Cottonwood
Species Populus fremontii
Address 1030 Sugarmont Dr, Salt Lake City
City Salt Lake City
Year Planted 1863
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 Irvin Hull (Zenda)
Date Rated 1997-10-15
Ownership Public: Salt Lake City
Story This Fremont Cottonwood, now standing in what is Fairmont park in Salt Lake City, had an interesting beginning in what was then Brigham Young's Farm. It was early in the summer of 1863 that this tree was planted by President Young during one of his walks on his farm while accompanied by a boy. He had for some time been carrying a "twig" with him on his walks and on this occasion he stopped and said to the boy, "Let's plant this twig here by this stream." This tree is still a magnificently beautiful tree and has been for many, many, years.
Author Zenda Hull