Rooted in Cheyenne had its seventh neighborhood tree planting event on Sept. 26. Due to COVID-19, the volunteer work force was reduced significantly. Members of the Rooted in Cheyenne Board, along with Cheyenne Urban Forestry staff and a handful of local arborists and landscapers, planted 100 trees along Cheyenne’s streets.
Rooted in Cheyenne is a neighborhood tree planting program dedicated to planting trees along Cheyenne’s streets. The group partners with homeowners, businesses and non-profits to support a more diverse and resilient forest canopy and to cultivate greener, healthier, more livable neighborhoods.
The program provides homeowners with low cost trees to be planted in or adjacent to the public right-of-way. Tree planting, watering, and care for one year is included with every tree purchased. Trees cost $50 and homeowners are allowed two trees per planting season.
Rooted in Cheyenne is supported through sponsorships from local businesses and non-profits and relies on volunteers to plant and maintain all trees. This year’s platinum sponsors are Wyoming State Forestry Division, Historic Cheyenne Inc., HollyFrontier, Array School of Technology, and Goalz Restaurant Group.
More information and applications for next spring’s planting are available online at www.rootedincheyenne.com.