The Oquirrh Mountain Temple is the 13th LDS temple built in Utah and the fourth in Salt Lake Valley. At over 60,000 square feet and 193 feet in height to the top of the spire, this prominent landmark sits atop a knoll with views across the valley. Situated on 11 acres, with 250,000 square feet of landscape, the 725 trees add green space in the new urban development. The landscape design incorporated a significant number of native plants into the perimeter of the area, which fades into a lush, highly manicured core of landscape surrounding the temple itself. Intermountain Plantings installed 50 large, 5’ caliper flowering pear trees around the temple fence, with 6’ Mt. Fuji cherry trees in the raised planter beds throughout the grounds. With an eye toward intelligent water conservation and management, we installed Rainbird’s Maxicom smart irrigation controller and management system, allowing church maintenance teams to alternate between culinary and secondary irrigation regimes and only water as needed.

Location: South Jordan, Utah
Property Owner: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
General Contractor: Okland Construction
Year Completed: 2009
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