Spires and Sycamores : The Brigham City Temple Controversy
Mormon Historical Studies
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon Historic Sites Foundation
The article discusses controversy surrounding the removal of six sycamore tress near the site of the construction of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) temple in Brigham City, Utah. It examines public debate concerning the removal of the trees on Main Street in Brigham City, the significance of LDS Church president Boyd K. Packer in the construction of the temple, and the policies of Brigham City mayor Dennis Fife. It discusses the organization the Shade Tree Commission, the Brigham City city council, and public opinion concerning the trees.