Rooted in Cheyenne is hosting a kickoff event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division’s office at 520 W. 8th Ave. Parking will be available behind the office and is accessible through Lions Park. Tree related activities for kids, free ice cream and popcorn, door prizes, Rooted in Cheyenne information and tree planting applications will be available.
Rooted in Cheyenne is an inaugural neighborhood tree planting program dedicated to planting trees along Cheyenne’s streets and partnering with homeowners, businesses and non-profits to support a more diverse and resilient forest canopy and cultivate greener, healthier, more livable neighborhoods.
Rooted in Cheyenne is supported through a generous donation from Historic Cheyenne Inc. and a grant from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.
The program provides homeowners with low cost trees to be planted in or adjacent to the public right-of-way. Tree planting, watering and care for one year is included with every tree purchased. Trees cost $50 and homeowners are allowed two trees per year. Program applications will soon be available online at rootedincheyenne.com. Until then, paper applications are available by calling Cheyenne Urban Forestry at 637-6428.
For more information, go to Rooted in Cheyenne’s Facebook page.