2019 Arborist and Tree Care Seminar

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

The 2019 agenda covers 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 can earn CEU’s from the International Society of Arboriculture, Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, and Delaware pesticide certification. Cost is $100 for both days (lunch on the first day and snacks included).  Register at this link or click the image at right.

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

NEW!!!  Download a copy of the 2019 Arborist Agenda that contains the tentative session schedule at this time. This agenda will be updated with more details as the event gets closer.

Travel Accommodations

If you need to stay overnight, here are a few hotels in the vicinity:

Quality Inn & Suites
1259 Corn Crib Road, Harrington, DE 19952
(0.4 miles away from fairgrounds)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
17271 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952
(1.3 miles away from fairgrounds)

Mainstay Suites
201 Stover Boulevard, Dover, DE 19901
(18.3 miles away from fairgrounds)

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
1703 East Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901
(17.3 miles away from fairgrounds)

More Information

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

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.