Community Forest Stewardship Plan
The Community Forest Stewardship Plan is available below. We welcome comments from the public on the Plan. Please contact City Arborist Randy Overstreet (email) with your comments at 721-5338.
Laramie Community Forest Stewardship Plan (Approved by City Council - Final publication format)
2020 Rooted in Laramie Online Tree Sale - SOLD OUT!
Although trees for the Spring 2020 planting are sold out, there may be a Fall 2020 planting. Check the Rooted in Laramie website at rootedinlaramie.org or their Facebook page for information.
Rooted in Laramie sells containerized trees to Laramie property owners to be planted in front yards and in the right-of-way landscape area along city streets. The program also extends to properties within a half mile outside of Laramie’s City Limits. Rooted in Laramie is a non-profit organization with a mission to obtain as many trees as possible, of the right species, sell them below market price, and plant them in the right location. Through the aid of donations by businesses, individuals, and grant money, Rooted in Laramie sells each tree for $50. Also provided in the cost is planting the trees by Rooted in Laramie volunteers, staking the trees, mulching the bare ground around the tree, and installing a 20 gallon watering bag. The water bag releases water over a longer period of time allowing the water to soak into the soil. The trees are sold entirely online at this link: Online Application The trees are typically between 5 to 9 feet tall, 1-inch in trunk diameter, some more than an inch, some less. The following link will take you to the description pages for the 13 species of trees sold for Spring 2020: Rooted in Laramie tree sale
The Sunrise and Laramie Rotary Clubs who manage The Shawver Tree Fund have now partnered with Rooted in Laramie. Fifteen ’Princeton’ American elms were earmarked as Shawver Tree Fund trees through Rooted in Laramie. The Shawver Tree Fund was established in 2013 by Laramie Rotary Clubs, to help Laramie with the ongoing care of its community forest.
Chuck Shawver was a man passionate about Laramie’s trees. Kristen Petersen, Chuck Shawver’s daughter said about her father, “He especially worried about the city’s aging cottonwood trees and the long term plan for replacing them. It was a passion of his.” she said. “He spearheaded it (a plan for replacing Laramie’s older trees), but was so busy doing so many different things that it never really transpired. It just seems like unfinished business.” Shawver’s many contributions to Laramie are now living on through The Shawver Tree Fund, established by the Sunrise Rotary Club and the Laramie Rotary Club in memory of Chuck Shawver.
New Memorials including trees, benches, and plaques with the intent to be installed in City of Laramie Parks has been suspended until Spring 2021.