Past to Present – Cheyenne in Rooted in Trees
Cheyenne is experiencing a high mortality rate in its street tree population as the result of an aging forest and past extreme weather events. In addition, citizens are not adequately replacing dead trees which results in large gaps in the tree canopy. With the threat of Emerald Ash Borer and the likely loss of thousands of ash trees once it arrives, Cheyenne’s forest canopy is in serious jeopardy. The need for a community tree planting program in Cheyenne is critical to maintain our forest canopy where trees are likely to die or have died and extend our forest canopy where trees are less abundant.