University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension publications recommend best shrubs, trees for Wyoming

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 9.12.43 AM ShrubsPublications offering information on the best shrubs and trees for Wyoming are available from University of Wyoming Extension. “Landscaping: Recommended Trees for Wyoming”, B-1090R, and “Landscaping: Recommended Shrubs for Wyoming”, B-1108R, have been revised by extension horticulture specialist Karen Panter and state Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert.

The scientific name, common name, altitude limits, USDA zone, height, width, sun exposure and comments about 52 shrubs and 51 trees are in the separate publications. Proper site selection, purchasing healthy shrubs and trees, site preparation, planting and maintenance are described.

The publications are free and available in PDFs or at their respective websites. Go to and click the Publications link on the left-hand side. Enter the publication numbers to access each bulletin. Clicking on the title provides access to the PDF and website URLs.

Protecting landscape plants from notorious insects part of Laramie session

Scott Schell

Scott Schell

Helping landowners identify and manage insects that affect trees, shrubs and gardens is part of the Dirty Dozen Insects workshop Wednesday, May 13, in Laramie.

The session is 5:30-7 p.m. at the Albany County Extension office meeting room at the fairgrounds.

Instructors include extension entomologist Scott Schell and educator Kellie Chichester. Register at For more information, contact Chichester at 307-721-2571 or