City of Cheyenne 4-25-2017
Cheyenne’s Urban Forestry Division received a huge boost to its new Rooted In Cheyenne program on Monday with a $25,000 donation from Historic Cheyenne Inc. The donation was part of the Arbor Day Celebration hosted by the State of Wyoming and the City of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne High Plains Arboretum, located northwest of the city.
The Rooted in Cheyenne program is designed to establish a long-term tree planting program with the city. The city, along with partners like Historic Cheyenne Inc., want to create a more diverse planting of trees in the city and a sustainable urban forestry canopy. For more information on the Rooted in Cheyenne program go to www.cheyennetrees.com
The Arbor Day ceremony was highlighted by Faith Anderson, a fourth grader from Yoder, Wyo., who was recognized at the State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner. Six students from Prairie Wind Elementary School read to those attending their poetry about trees.
Governor Matt Mead read the Official State Arbor Day Proclamation and Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr read the Official City of Cheyenne Arbor Day Proclamation.
State and city officials planted a new apple tree at the Arboretum in honor of Arbor Day.