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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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Barb Gorges Article

Rooted in Cheyenne plants trees April 18, 2019 by Barb Gorges 3 Comments Published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle April 14, 2019, “Laying down roots, Rooted in Cheyenne to plant more trees, offer tree and garden tour.” All photos courtesy of Rooted in Cheyenne. By Barb Gorges Street trees and their canopy of green are […]


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Volunteer Spotlight- Bill and Mary Schwem


You may recognize these two if you have volunteered at one of our events. Bill and Mary Schwem have volunteered for every planting event so far. They are the smiling faces working the registration desk getting the volunteers signed in and passing out t-shirts. They are usually the first volunteers to show up and the […]


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