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Rooted in Cheyenne hosting neighborhood tree-planting event this weekend along city streets

(Courtesy of the City of Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Over 100 trees will be planted across Cheyenne on Saturday as a local nonprofit is resuming an annual event.

Rooted in Cheyenne will be hosting its annual tree-planting event Saturday, pairing volunteers up with local tree and green industry professionals across the city in order to plant trees as part of the event’s 11th year of existence.

A City of Cheyenne news release Wednesday afternoon noted that Rooted in Cheyenne is still seeking volunteers to participate in the event’s afternoon shift from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, a T-shirt and a free drink coupon to Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company will be provided.

The program allows local homeowners “with low-cost trees to be planted in or adjacent to the public right-of-way,” per the release, with trees costing $50 and each homeowner allowed two trees per planting season. Free trees to homeowners in low-tree-canopy neighborhoods will also be provided this weekend as funded by the Cheyenne Sustainability Program.

For those wishing to volunteer who have yet to sign up, registration is available by calling the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division at 307-637-6428 and by visiting Rooted in Cheyenne’s website.