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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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Faces of Urban Forestry- David Ahrens


Originally from Sherburn, Minnesota, David went to South Dakota State University and graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor in wildlife and fisheries science with an emphasis on forestry. He chose a career in forestry to work outside and manage trees that provide many benefits to to the people and environment around them. His favorite […]


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Volunteer Spotlight- John Bando


John has been helping us water trees since last summer as a volunteer. He uses his own truck and gas money to haul our water tank around and water trees for us on his own time. Without help from volunteers like John we would not be able to get all of the trees watered in […]


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Winter Watering


After Rooted in Cheyenne plants a tree, volunteers water that tree periodically for a year, both during summer and, to the surprise of some, in winter. You may have even noticed someone watering your tree this month, even though your tree has no leaves. This is because trees and shrubs need water all year.   […]


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Spotlight On Species


Spotlight on Species Larix laricina, first described in 1773 by Karl Heinrich Emil Koch (1809–1879), is commonly known as Tamarack, Hackmatack, Eastern larch, Black larch, Red larch, or, more widely in the nursery trade as American larch. The word tamarack is the Algonquian name for the species and means “wood used for snowshoes.” The species […]


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