Educational & Technical Resources
For requesting large quantities to distribute at public events with partnering agencies, please reach out to our
Community Forestry Coordinator (primary contact) or Cooperative Resource Forester to coordinate orders.
Wyoming Tree Owner’s Manual
Thanks to our partners at WACD we were able to print a new edition in 2021, with updates to the recommended tree list and include winter watering tips.
Do you have questions about trees and tree care but don’t know where to look? The Wyoming Tree Owner’s Manual and Trees For Wyoming brochure together will answer a broad range of tree care and trees selection questions that you might have. The Wyoming Tree Owner’s Manual is a comprehensive guide for tree care information and guidance and covers a wide range of topics including: selecting the proper tree, planting, pruning, how to hire an arborist and tree removal, to name a few.
The original guide was produced by the USDA Forest Service and became the standard guide for tree owners in the East and Midwest.
With their permission, the Wyoming State Forestry Division made several minor revisions and additions to customize the manual to Wyoming. To download the guide, click here.
Please note, the three items in this row are not publications and cannot be ordered through our publications order form. These directories will lead you to online tools for helping you to decode tree health issues, identifying native tree species, and the Northern Rockies Tree School website.
Have you been looking for a tool to help you identify native trees in Wyoming? Here is a newly developed visual and interactive identification tool to help you learn how to identify 58 native tree species!
Trees for Wyoming
The Trees For Wyoming brochure lists trees that will thrive in Wyoming’s harsh climate. To date, this is the most comprehensive list of deciduous and coniferous trees for Wyoming and includes several newly developed varieties and cultivars. You may be surprised with the number of trees that can grow in your community. Keep in mind that several factors will determine if a tree survives. The hardiness zone rating for your community is a critical factor and must be considered when choosing a tree. Also, healthy nursery stock, proper planting, protection and watering are critical to the survival of a young tree. To download your own brochure, click here
**Due to the proximity of emerald ash borer and potential for infestation, we are no longer recommending true ash (Fraxinus sp.) as a tree for Wyoming. Green, white and Manchurian ash trees are the top three trees listed in both the Wyoming Tree Owner's Manual and the Trees for Wyoming brochure.**
Stately Trees for Wyoming Poster
This poster was developed by Wyoming State Forestry Division and several partners to show the variety of large growing trees that are adaptable to Wyoming communities. Both deciduous and coniferous species are included. Drawings of each tree species include a mature tree, its leaves and fruit or cone. 24" x 36" This poster can be downloaded here
**Due to the proximity of emerald ash borer and potential for infestation, we are no longer recommending true ash (Fraxinus sp.) as a tree for Wyoming. Ash is depicted on this poster as a Stately Tree for Wyoming.**
State Tree of Wyoming Poster
This poster was developed by Wyoming State Forestry Division in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters to highlight the official state tree of Wyoming, the Plains Cottonwood (Populus sargentii aka Populus deltoides ssp. monolifera). This 20" x 30" poster was originally printed in 2002.
This poster can be downloaded here
The Forestry Activity Booklet!
Want to engage kids in forestry activities? This recently updated, revised, and enhanced booklet includes 15 forestry themed activities for kids. Download it here.
This activity book was printed in partnership with the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts.
The Invasive Beetle Detectors Activity Workbook!
This activity book is intended to engage kids in learning about two invasive beetles that will potentially impact our community forests, if not detected and managed early. Download it here.
This workbook was printed in partnership with the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts.