Delaware’s “Tree-Friendly Community Program” honors communities and homeowner associations committed to protecting and enhancing our state’s urban forest resources. These are the current Delaware communities that have achieved this distinction:
New Castle County: Alapocas, Carrcroft, Champions’ Club, Edenridge I & II, Tavistock, Wawaset, Westover Hills A, Westover Hills C, Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery
Sussex County: Bayside, Baywood, Creekside, Coveside, Dockside, Lakeside, Seaside
A community can qualify for the honor by accomplishing three (3) of the following:
- perform an annual ceremony to promote community forests
- complete a tree project that enhances existing urban forests
- develop a community forestry management plan
- adopt a community tree ordinance that protects trees
- form a tree commission or tree board that serves as the guiding body for tree-related decisions
- have a tree budget of $1 per residential household.Click here to download a Tree Friendly Application now.
For more information, contact Dionne Duphily at (302) 659-6704 or email at Dionne.Duphily@state.de.us.