Benefits of trees

Tress are an impactful member of any community

There are many benefits to incorporating a citywide tree planting program in Cheyenne. One of the greatest benefits will be helping to maintain and diversify our city’s century old tree canopy and helping our citizens realize its importance. Studies show us that programs like ours, when implemented and endorsed properly, can provide tangible growth in these key areas: economic, environmental, and community.

Benefits of trees to our community

One of the greatest benefits of a citywide tree planting program in Cheyenne is to help maintain and diversify our city’s century old tree canopy. Studies show that programs like Rooted in Cheyenne can provide tangible growth in these key areas:

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For Our Health

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Trees filter airborne pollutants and reduce the conditions that cause asthma and other respiratory problems.

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Neighborhood parks promote exercise, especially for people living within a mile or less of a park.

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Children and youth living in greener neighborhoods tend to have a lower body mass index.

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For Our Community

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Trees and green spaces help reduce crime and boost neighborhood connectivity.

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Public health is improved by the creation of green spaces that attract people to exercise outside.

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Natural landscapes abundant with trees help to reduce graffiti, vandalism, and littering in outdoor spaces.

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For Our Environment

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Trees provide shade, wind protection, reduce stormwater runoff and erosion, making our neighborhoods appealing and resilient.

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Trees reduce residual heat created from hard infrastructure.

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Trees sequester carbon emissions and increase air, soil and water quality.

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For Our Economy

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Trees can reduce heating and cooling costs for homeowners by providing shade and windbreak.

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Trees can reduce costs for road maintenance issues, such as pavement fatigue, cracking, rutting, and other distress.

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City trees can increase property value for homeowners and sales for local business.

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By the numbers

Total Monetary Benefit

Benefits are only calculated for trees with defined species, DBH, and land use based on i-Tree research. Totals are annual amounts.*

Trees planted since 2017

Gallons of runoff prevention*

OVERALL Property value increase*

Trees planted in 2021

Free trees planted for low income families

Pounds Of carbon sequestered*

Energy Savings*

Natural Gas Savings*

Pounds Of Pollutants Removed*

Rooted in Cheyenne trees through fall 2021

One of the greatest benefits of a citywide tree planting program in Cheyenne is to help maintain and diversify our city’s century old tree canopy.

Map of All of the Trees Planted in Cheyenne
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It’s easy to get started, just fill out our online application form.

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