520 W. 8th Ave., Cheyenne WY 82001
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2023 Award of Merit
Every year, the Urban and Community Forestry Society (UCFS) recognizes the outstanding work that is happening in urban forestry. Cheyenne's very own City Forester, Mark Ellison, was awarded the 2023 Award of Merit for his outstanding work that advances UCFS goals and the practice of urban forestry. Mark Ellison started the non-profit, Rooted in Cheyenne, back in 2017. Rooted in Cheyenne aims to encourage environmental stewardship in the community and to build support and appreciation for urban trees. With help from different organizations and board members, Rooted in Cheyenne is able to educate the community about proper tree care and conduct large-scale volunteer tree planting projects. Way to go Mark!


Tree City USA
2022 was Cheyenne's 41st year as a Tree City USA! Participating Tree City USA communities demonstrate a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Together more than 3,559 Tree City USA communities has helped plant over 1 million trees. To be recognized as a Tree City USA, a community must meet four requirements:

  1. Have a Tree Board or Department to manage City trees.
  2. Have an Ordinance addressing trees in the community.
  3. Have a program with a Budget of at least $2/capita.
  4. Celebrate Arbor Day each year.

For more information on the Tree City USA Program visit the Arbor Day Foundation

Tree City Growth Award
2022 was Cheyenne's 25th year receiving a Tree City Growth Award! The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. The Growth Award highlights innovative programs and projects, increased commitment of resources for urban forestry, and provides an opportunity to share new ideas and successes across the country.