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Challenges Beekeepers Face in Urban Environments

Bees and the Cheyenne Urban Environment Terrance Booth, Cheyenne Honey LLC U.S. honey bees are still dying at unacceptable rates. Indications are that is true also for our native bumblebees. For the year ending 31 March 2018, beekeepers reported 40% of their colonies died unexpectedly during the year (Project Apis m. survey). That’s up from […]


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Faces of Urban Forestry – Gabriel Dye


Hey y’all! I’m Gabriel. I am an ISA certified arborist working for the city of Cheyenne Urban Forestry department. My family and I recently relocated here in August 2018 from Texas. I grew up in Idaho and Maine and went on to receive my bachelors of science in horticulture from Brigham Young University – Idaho. […]


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Mulching


Mulch is important for your trees health! Not only will it enhance the overall look of a new planting, it will have added benefits like retaining moisture and keeping mowers/string trimmers at bay. Take a look at this fact sheet from Rainbow tree care!  


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Volunteer Spotlight- Richard Johnson


 When Richard Johnson’s girlfriend, Kimberly Ley, received her Rooted in Cheyenne tree he saw the excitement she had towards receiving a new tree knowing that she was replacing the canopy for some of our older trees. Once he saw the tree and was made even more aware of the declining tree canopy here in Cheyenne […]


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Spotlight on Species- Hackberry


Hackberry is a North American Shade Tree which thrives on the high plains. It is tolerant of harsh climatic conditions as well as urban abuse. It’s deep-rooted roots rarely lift sidewalks, so is a good choice for tree-lawns. It reaches a height of 45′ and spread of 35′ and has yellow fall color. This tree […]


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