SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City officials have planted a 26-tree memorial to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.
The trees line the entrance to the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Each tree is adorned with a picture and name of one of the children and teachers killed in the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Salt Lake City urban forester Bill Rutherford chose Redbud trees because they are native to Connecticut and part of Salt Lake City's history. They will grow 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
Rutherford says their canopies will grow seamlessly together.
One of the victims in the shooting had Utah roots: 6-year-old Emilie Parker. She is the daughter of Robbie and Alyssa Parker, who grew up in Ogden.