Publications

Tree Owners Manual_Page_01Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program offers a range of technical and financial assistance programs to help municipalities, nonprofit groups, community associations, and homeowners to plant and care for their trees. As part of this mission, several informative publications and resources are available to help with proper planning and developing effective strategies for tree planting, care, and management.

Tree Canopy Maps

Tree Owners’ Manual

Trees and Ice Storms

 

Recommended Trees

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to plant a new tree on your property. Are you interested in shade tree, privacy, windbreak, spring blossoms or fall color? The following list of trees are¬†recommended for a variety of reasons, among them: resistance to insects and disease, tolerance to pollution, ability to withstand …

Tree Canopy Maps

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program has compiled extensive maps that detail the tree canopy for each of Delaware’s 57 communities. Click on the links in the table below to view and download the map for each community. (Requires Adobe PDF software – you can download the Adobe PDF Reader for free …

Tree Owners Manual

Check out this informative booklet that guides you through the entire process of becoming a “tree owner”!¬† You’ll learn everything from start to finish: how to prepare the planting site and select the best tree for your area to transporting, planting, and maintaining your tree! Download a copy of this must-have guide today!

Trees and Ice Storms

  Trees and Ice Storms: The Development of Ice-Storm Resistant Urban Tree Populations is an informative publication that discusses the issue of ice damage in urban forests and how diversification of tree species to include resistant species can reduce damage from ice storms. Download a copy here