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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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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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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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Spotlight on Species- Triumph Elm


Triumph Elm has very good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. It is adaptable to most soils. Dark green summer foliage gives way to yellow fall color. Grows up to 50′ and width of 40’. It has a vase shaped form. Cheyenne Urban Forestry has planted this tree in some of the city parks and have […]


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