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Applicant FAQ What is the right-of-way? It is a city owned strip of land from the edge of the street back anywhere from 3-10 ft. If you have a detached sidewalk it’s the strip of land between the edge of the road and your sidewalk. Why only plant in the right-of-way? Trees planted in the […]


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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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Trees & Snow


    We always dread those fall or late spring snowstorms when trees are most susceptible to damage from snow. It doesn’t help that during this time we still have some deciduous trees with leaves left on them. This can put even more strain on the branches of our trees. Our evergreen trees, like pine […]


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Spotlight on Bur Oak by Sam Cox


Bur Oak      Quercus macrocarpa Sam Cox In centuries past, long before a plow was seen upon the Great Plains, vast blankets of tall grass on the plains were broken up by pockets and strings of a particularly tough tree that specialized in invading grassland prairies. Few of the massive eastern tree species ventured west of […]


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