“Watering trees is a unique opportunity to see the city, down to the nooks and crannies off the major thoroughfares, and to meet people here and there that we’d not meet otherwise. I look up and down the streets and see “Rooted’s Trees.” Beautiful, loved and cared for. They are symbols and tangible beings of community agreement and friendships, and futurity.
The trees say a lot about us. I water trees to thank everyone at Rooted in Cheyenne – planters, sponsors, caregivers, everyone writing grants and manning the phones and managing this beauty, and our neighbors who buy the trees. Of course it’s for the trees; my goal is to water each of them at least four times. There are 134 planted this spring, according to the lists, and more coming in September! Did I mention the crew at Cheyenne Urban Forestry? Y’all Rock!
I’m a retired librarian from Fort Collins (native), lifelong outdoors person and environmental activist, and now is my time to give back. So simple but huge activism. Watering is so easy and welcome now that my travel is limited. I travel extensively and outdoors across the US, and watering is easy out and about to relieve the cabin fever.
– Stacey McReynolds
We appreciate all of the volunteer work and positivity that Stacey shares with us! Thank you!