Utah’s new state tree

Gov. Herbert visited the Monroe Elementary in Sevier County where he signed a bill that got its origins in a Junior Rams 4th grade class.

The bill, SB41, changes the official state tree from the Colorado Blue Spurce to the Utah Quaking Aspen. The students chose the aspen because a colony of trees develop a singular root system. They say that reminds them of Utah where we all work together to reach new heights. You can also find a the new state tree in each of Utah’s 29 counties.

The governor signed the bill with 13 pens made from quaking aspen while sitting on a chair and at a desk made from the tree, as well.

The students also greeted the governor with a song about the history of our state.