9Line Community Orchard
This project will add a community orchard along the 9Line Corridor.
Full Project Scope
The 9Line Community Orchard project will create a unique urban orchard that will be planted on small .70 acre vacant public property located along the 9Line corridor at 1100 West. Anticipated construction of the project will include, grading, site and soil preparation, installation of drip irrigation for improved watering efficiency, planting of fruit trees, general site landscaping and park amenities.
Construction for the orchard is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2023 with completion in the summer. Tree Utah and Public Lands will be hosting volunteer planting events for trees in the orchard in the fall of 2023.
This project was a constituent CIP application from Tree Utah. The SLC Westside Master Plans calls for the education and implementation of urban agriculture and urban orchards within Salt Lake City’s west side communities. The project has engaged with the Poplar Grove Community Council in the planning and design during the initial phase of the project. The Westside Master Plan identifies partnerships around urban farms and orchards as opportunities to increase direct community involvement in the programming, design and maintenance of parks, trails and natural lands to encourage stewardship among residents and potentially defray the labor costs of park maintenance. This project would establish a strong partnership between SLC Trails and Natural Lands, SLC Urban Forestry, Tree Utah and Glendale and Poplar Grove Community Councils to create a unique community amenity to help activate the 9line Corridor.