Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Sweet Cherry & Flowering Pear - West Valley

Common Name Sweet Cherry and Flowering Pear
Species Prunus avium, Pyrus calleryana Bradford
Address 5432 Janette Ave, 4000 South West Valley
City West Valley
Year Planted 1964
Height Multiple Trees
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 Darin Nerdin
Date Rated 1905-06-30
Ownership Private: Lila Wright
Story The five trees were planted and cared for by Gerald L. Wright in 1964. Mr. Wright played a vital role in the formation of West Valley City in 1980. He served on the city council and was elected mayor in 1993, a position he held until his death in 2002. While he was mayor, West Valley City was first designated a Tree City USA, an honor the city holds to this day.
Author Darin Nerdin