Don’t underestimate the power of a small group of people

In 1993, Salt Lake County released plans to realign Holladay Boulevard where it intersected with 4500 South.  The county’s plans including tearing down several large pine trees that were likely planted by the first settlers of the Holladay area.  Students at nearby Olympus Jr High circulated a petition to save the trees.  However, the powers that be didn’t really care what a bunch of young people thought about the trees. Did the students give up?  No, they did not.  They spent the next several Saturdays going door to door through…