Community Forestry

Contact our City Arborist
  • Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • 55 Grinnell Plaza Sheridan, WY
  • P: (307) 655-8297
  • Clark Van Hoosier, City
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Did you know that Sheridan may be the best place in all of Wyoming to grow trees? Or that ten of Wyoming’s champion trees can be found in the Sheridan area? Did you know that Sheridan has one of the top arboretums in the state? Wyoming may be known for its prairies and fields, but Sheridan should be known for its trees.
Trees are a critical resource to the City of Sheridan. Trees provide us shade and clean air, they capture and filter our rainwater and they act as habitat for our local wildlife. Trees are the foundation of our town. They increase our individual health, create places for our community to gather and provide aesthetic benefits for the quality of life that the City of Sheridan is known for.
Acknowledging the importance of our trees, the City of Sheridan has created its own Community Forestry Program. The mission of the program is to effectively promote the wellbeing and safety of the City of Sheridan’s community forest. The Community Forestry Program is tasked with maintaining and promoting the health of nearly 4,000 trees in public spaces such as parks, boulevards and natural areas. It is also acts as a useful resource for private tree owners by promoting education focused on local tree species and proper tree maintenance.
Looking to plant a new tree? Make sure to check out our Trees for Sheridan list for some recommended varieties. Having issues with your current tree? Scroll through our Tree Care page to read about some common issues and pests in our area. Need a tree pruned? Make sure to take a look at our list of approved contractors. Are you uncertain what your responsibilities are as a tree owner? Read through our FAQ, Tree Ordinance and Permitting pages. Have any other specific questions? Please feel free to contact the City Arborist directly at
A photo of the Sheridan Community Forestry Program Logo
On October 3, 2019, the City of Sheridan Celebrated Arbor Day and their 11th year as a Tree City USA City. Tree City USA is a community improvement project. This project is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities.  This year, Sheridan received it's first growth award. This award was in large part due to the work our new City Arborist has done over the year. Updates to the City's Tree Ordinance, creating a Tree Board, and making improvements and additions to our City Arboretum are some examples of the work Clark Van Hoosier has done this year. Below is a photo of Clark receiving the Growth Award from Kelly Norris, District Forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division.
a photo of City Arborist Clark Van Hoosier and Kelly Norris of the Wyoming State Forestry Division as Clark receives the Growth Award for the City of Sheridan in the City's Arboretum.
Source: Ashley Garcia, City of Sheridan. Taken October 2019.