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Tree Pruning Class at Laramie County Library

Come join Tree Specialist Clark Young at his tree pruning class. The class will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the Laramie County Library. The classes will focus on promoting tree health and reducing maintenance costs. There will be two classes of 20 people each. Classes last approximately 2.5 hours and start at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please RSVP to Clark Young at [email protected] or call the office at 307-772-2600. Click the link to our flyer below for more information.

Tree Pruning Class

Latest News

Tree Protectors are Sold Out *Updated 9/18/2020*

Our tree protectors have sold out once again. An updated announcement will be made once they become available again. For alternative forms of tree protection, please call the office at 307-772-2600 or email our Tree Specialist, Clark Young at [email protected].

Curt Gowdy Cheat Grass Project

The Laramie County Conservation District is teaming up with Curt Gowdy State Park, the South East Wyoming Muley Fanatics, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Trust Fund, the Laramie County Weed and Pest, and the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities to help eliminate cheat grass from the park. Cheat grass is an introduced and invasive grass that quickly out-competes our native grasses causing numerous ecological problems. For more information on the Curt Gowdy Cheat Grass Project and how it may affect your outdoor plans at the park, please click on the blue link below.

Curt Gowdy Cheat Grass Project

 

Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a bright green, invasive beetle that targets Ash trees (Fraxinus family) for completing its life cycle. When the beetle infests a tree, it lays its eggs on the bark where they then hatch and the larva eat the inner bark of the tree. This eventually kills the tree. This beetle has been spreading across the United States of America and has most recently been found in Fort Collins, Colorado. With that in mind, it is only a matter of time before EAB is found in Laramie County.

To better identify and monitor the Ash trees in Cheyenne, the Laramie County Conservation District has partnered with the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division to provide Laramie County Residents with information to identify their trees and determine if an evaluation is needed. Please keep in mind that evaluations can only be made after the tree has fully leafed out. This may take until August due to the drastic temperature fluctuations we have experienced in the past year. If you have questions or concerns please call the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division at 307- 637-6428 if you live within the Cheyenne city limits, or the Laramie County Conservation District at 307-772-2600 if you live elsewhere in Laramie County. For more information, feel free to click the links below.

Ash Tree Evaluation

CSFS EAB Quick Guide

EAB Decision Guide

EAB Homeowner Insecticide Sheet

Recommended Trees for Cheyenne

Tree Maintenance Businesses

*(Updated 8/27/2020)* THE LCCD OFFICE DOORS ARE LOCKED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Laramie County Conservation District Office remains locked to the public.

The LCCD office is locked to the public to protect employees and prevent COVID-19 spread in Laramie County.

LCCD staff are still at work and will continue to serve Laramie County residents while following state and county health department guidelines.

Please call the office prior to visiting or from the parking lot for assistance.

Thank you for your understanding.

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