Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and High Plains Arboretum
Took a drive to Cheyenne, Wyoming this weekend.
According to the Arboretum website:
"In 1876, Mrs. Nannie Steel reported that that there were only twelve trees in the town. Cheyenne now has a healthy urban forest, surrounded by an arid, treeless, windy prairie."
On the outskirts of town. Here's what some of the arid, treeless, windy prairie looks like.
Pinus aristata, at the Botanic Gardens
Picea pungens, trimmed hedge
Picea pungens, fastigiate form
Populus tremula 'Erecta', Swedish columnar aspen
Weeping spruce, could not find label
Low growing spruce, could not find label
Taxus X Media 'Densiformis'
Juniperus scopulorum, near roots of Picea pungens
Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Picea glauca 'North Star'. They had two, and I took pics of both.
Scarecrow at the Children's Garden. Lots of fun activities for the kids.
Fastigiate Juniperus scopulorum, at the Arboretum (15 minute drive from the Botanic Gardens).