Trees are Loved by All


January 27, 2022

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon Pine, Juniper and chokecherry windbreak holds a lot of snow in the winter while providing protection from the wind.

We love trees in Laramie County. Maybe because we have so few trees that are native. Did you know that the only native trees in Laramie County are in Pine Bluffs and the extreme western edge of the county? All of the rest were planted after settlers moved into the state. Now we have trees for food, for shade, protection, and some just for the sheer beauty. Human beings have an innate love of trees. It seems that we just can't stop planting them.

It was disheartening to all of us when the hailstorm destroyed the trees in the Pine Bluffs Park on July 27, 2016. The town council has replaced th...

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