Winter Sunburn Prevention


Your eyes are not deceiving you, winter sunburn can be a real issue for trees in Wyoming. Plants and trees can become sunburned during the winter months just like you. Similar to the sunburn we often experience, sunscald on trees can damage the leaves, stems and trunks exposed to too much strong sunlight. Below is […]


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Urban Heat Islands


Shade trees are important to our health for many different reasons. In the summer one of those reasons is shading our urban surfaces. “To accommodate growing populations, cities have large areas of paved concrete and asphalt surfaces that create ‘urban heat islands (UHI)’. These hard surfaces absorb large amounts of heat that builds up during […]


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Stormwater Runoff


With the unusual influx of precipitation that Cheyenne has seen this year, RIC would like to highlight how important a robust urban canopy can be in the reduction of stormwater run-off. Generally speaking stormwater runoff is water that flows over the surface of the ground. A majority of city ground is composed of paved surfaces […]


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Mulching


Mulch is important for your trees health! Not only will it enhance the overall look of a new planting, it will have added benefits like retaining moisture and keeping mowers/string trimmers at bay. Take a look at this fact sheet from Rainbow tree care!  


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Winter Watering


After Rooted in Cheyenne plants a tree, volunteers water that tree periodically for a year, both during summer and, to the surprise of some, in winter. You may have even noticed someone watering your tree this month, even though your tree has no leaves. This is because trees and shrubs need water all year.   […]


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