Dedicatory ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Utah State Fairpark for four trees donated by the Utah Nature Study Society and planted at the park.
A red bud tree was planted near the park's administration building, and three bradford pear trees are located in a picnic area, said Frankie Carlisle, a member of the society's board of directors.State funds were used to purchase three other trees that also have been planted in the fairpark, said State Fair Director Jackie Nokes in expressing appreciation to the society for its gift.
Carlisle said the trees will be dedicated in honor of Jean White, the society's past president, and in memory of five society members who died during the past year. She said other society members have donated trees in memory of members of their families.
"The club annually donates trees to such places as Wheeler Historic Farm, Red Butte Arboretum and Murray Park Arboretum. This year the club has chosen to give trees to the Utah State Fairpark," Carlisle said.
The Utah Nature Study Society, which has more than 1,000 members, sponsors seminars, classes and field trips to help the public better understand and preserve nature and wildlife in Utah, Carlisle said.