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Senate Okays Change In State Tree

Published on February 11, 2014 at 06:49AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Senate is giving its okay to changing the state tree from the Colorado blue spruce to the quaking aspen. The idea originated with Monroe Elementary fourth graders and the proposal now goes to the House. The “Salt Lake Tribune” reports the support came in part from the fact the quaking aspen is in ten-percent of the forests in the state, while the Colorado blue spruce is only in one-percent, and it has Colorado in its name. There are 32 official state symbols including a state fish, bird, flower, emblem and mineral.