Coming Soon: 2020 Urban Grant Program

The 2020 Urban and Grant Program is expected to start on January 10, 2020.

The 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is expected to kick off by January 10, 2020. Keep watching delawaretrees.com for the latest updates.  

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program offers annual grants up to $5,000 for tree planting projects on public land or to help communities complete a professional tree inventory. The competitive grants – open to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, which includes volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (professional tree inventory only).

NEW: The Urban and Community Forestry Tree Grant Dashboard page provides a visual overview of the history of Delaware’s tree grants. Since its inception, the grant program has awarded 566 grants totaling more than $1.75 million resulting in the planting of more than 13,000 trees. For an interactive dashboard to view the history of the program as well as the locations and dates of specific grant projects, go to: http://de.gov/treegrantdashboard.

The comprehensive database can list charts of the grants by year, county, and legislative district. The map to the right of the dashboard also allows viewers to zoom in to various parts of the state and then view specific projects by clicking on the blue dot.

Thanks to federal funding, the program awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects in 2019.

NEW: Tree Grant Dashboard

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program offers an annual matching grant program to increase tree canopy and promote the benefits of trees throughout the First State. Since its inception, the grant program has awarded 566 grants totaling more than $1.75 million resulting in the planting of more than 13,000 trees.

An interactive dashboard now shows the history of the program and locations and dates of specific grant projects: http://de.gov/treegrantdashboard.

The comprehensive database can list charts of the grants by year, county, and legislative district. The map to the right of the dashboard also allows viewers to zoom in to various parts of the state and then view specific projects by clicking on the blue dot.

2019 Arborist and Tree Care Seminar

	
		
	
	
	

The Delaware Forest Service urban and community forestry program held its 9th Annual Arborist and Tree Care Seminar on October 22 and 23, 2019 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

The 2019 agenda covered one full day and one half-day. Speakers will include tree experts presenting lectures, outdoor demos, and vendor exhibits on the latest tree diseases and diagnosis, soil analysis, and worker safety.

Attendees were able to earn CEU’s from the International Society of Arboriculture, Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, and Delaware pesticide certification. The cost was $100 for both days (lunch on the first day and snacks included).  

2019 Featured Speakers

  • Trent Dicks, ArborJet
  • Nancy Gregory, University of Delaware
  • Dan Staley, ArborDrone
  • Wei Zhang, Tree Diaper
  • Joe Murray, Tree Literacy LLC
  • Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University
  • Stephen Hilbert, Asplundh
  • Bill Seybold, Delaware Forest Service

More Information

If you need more information or are interested in becoming a sponsor for a future seminar, contact Kesha Braunskill with the Delaware Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program.