Volunteer Spotlight – Chris Boswell


“Cheyenne’s a tough place for young trees, between dry conditions, alkaline soil, lots of wind, a short growing season and the seemingly inevitable hailstorms. But with some help, certain young trees can grow and flourish, and that’s what attracted me to Rooted. I’ve been fascinated by the historic Cheyenne Arboretum west of town and what used […]


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Tree Protection during Construction by Kim Ley


Warmer weather is hopefully coming to town in our not too distant future, so Rooted in Cheyenne (RIC) would like to share some tips with home and business owners on how to protect new and existing trees during construction season. RIC has emphasized the importance of shade trees to our local community’s health, quality of […]


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Russian Olive: A Thorny Menace


Russian Olive: A Thorny Menace It is not uncommon to see Russian olive trees in fields, open areas, grasslands, riverbanks, lakeshores, and roadsides throughout Wyoming. Despite their thorny branches, the gray-green leaves, fragrant blossoms, and fast growth make them an attractive choice for home landscaping in urban areas.  So what’s the problem with Russian olive? […]


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Winter Pruning is Essential to the Health of Trees


  by Mark Ellison During the middle of winter, most Wyoming residents are spending their time indoors, dreaming of warmer temperatures, the coming of spring and working in the yard. However, for those of you who have cabin fever and are looking for an outdoor project, consider getting a head start on this year’s yard […]


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Shade Trees Are Cool


Shade Trees are Cool by Sam Cox In the dog days of summer, nothing beats a shady spot under a big tree for a cool, relaxing picnic. Not only is the air temperature 2 to 9°F cooler in the shade, but your clothes, skin and food can be 20 to 45°F cooler than if they […]


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