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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.

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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.


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