Don't Miss "The Spill The Tea For Trees" Happening This Saturday!

Don't Miss "The Spill The Tea For Trees" Happening This Saturday!

The first ever “Spill the Tea for Trees” event will take place on this upcoming Saturday June 1st at 17th Street between Warren and Central. This fun-filled event complete with teacups, costumes, vendors, bands and trees, will benefit Rooted in Cheyenne and the organizers are hoping to make it an annual affair.

The Spill The Tea Event was the brainchild of The Hawthorn Tree owner, Susan Allen. Susan spent her freshman year of college in Kentucky and remembers an annual event during The Kentucky Derby where competing restaurants ran with a tray full of wine glasses during the Run for the Rose’ race. Allen thought “Why can’t we run with full tea cups?” Allen remarked, “we are super excited we can all come together with fun, food, vendors, music and tea for the sake of trees.”

The Spill The Tea Event will kick off with the relay race at 10am followed by three Wyoming Bands: Mason McTell, Brandon Warburton of Cheyenne and Pleasure People of Casper from 12pm – 3pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Rooted in Cheyenne is the largest non-profit tree planting program in Wyoming.
The mission of Rooted in Cheyenne is to build a more diverse and resilient urban canopy while cultivating greener, healthier and more livable neighborhoods in Cheyenne. Since 2017 Rooted in Cheyenne has planted approximately 200 trees per year; however, in 2024 the organization will be increasing planting numbers by 50% to meet the demand of local citizens.

Mark Ellison, City Forester and Rooted in Cheyenne Chairman, has been with the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division since 2014. He formed Rooted in Cheyenne as a way to build support for local tree planting. Ellison remarked “Rooted in Cheyenne is grateful for environmentally conscious local sponsors (such as The Hawthorn Tree) who understand the importance of trees to our community. We are excited with the opportunity to build support for Rooted in Cheyenne through this fun and unique event. Trees are dying at rates never seen before in Cheyenne due to old age, insect infestations and extreme weather events. Our tree canopy is being diminished.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, sponsoring a team or setting up a vendor booth, please contact Susan Allen at or Jackie Suntrup at Rooted in Cheyenne