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2024 Tree Care Workshop

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Our free Tree Care Workshop is open to all community members and ideal for those who are planting trees in the near future! In this 4-hour workshop community members will learn various topics ranging from basic tree care to how trees communicate with each other through underground fungal networks.  Additional educational materials, light refreshments, door prizes, and so much more will be available.

The Future is So Bright You Gotta Plant Trees

7:30-8:00Registration/Check-in, Meet your Rooted Board: Coffee and Pastries
8:00-8:10Welcome – Jackie Suntrup
8:10-8:30Past to Present Cheyenne is Rooted in Trees – Mark Ellison, Cheyenne Urban Forestry & Rooted President
Cheyenne has a rich history of tree planting, which continues with Rooted in Cheyenne’s efforts.
8:30-9:15Trees, Our Superhero Friends – Justin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
This presentation will take a closer look at the many “superhero” qualities of trees with an emphasis on the benefits they provide to us in communities.
9:30-10:15Green Death and Other Ways to Torture Trees – Jacob Mares, Wyoming State Forestry Division
Jacob will explore the reasons good trees fail and what steps you can take to ensure proper establishment.
10:15-11:00High Plains Arboretum: Past and Future – Jessica Friis, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Jessica will share the history of the High Plains Arboretum and its mission to develop trees and shrubs adaptable to Cheyenne and to preserve the decades long research that resulte. She will also be discussing the future of the arboretum and plans to grow trees for our state.
11:15-12:00Tree Selection for the High Plains & Front Range – Jusin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum


April 6
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Laramie County Community College – Union Pacific Centennial Room
1400 E. College Dr. - CCI Bldg. Rm 129/130
Cheyenne, WY 82007 United States
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