Delaware Forest Service
Kesha Braunskill is the Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Delaware Forest Service, overseeing a statewide grant program that has provided over $1.75 million in community tree projects and planted more than 13,000 trees.
Kesha Braunskill is also a member of the Stakeholder Council of the U.S. Chapter of 1t.org, an international effort to plant one trillion trees launched in Davos, Switzerland, which “aims to connect, empower and mobilize a global reforestation community to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees globally by 2030.” The U.S. is home to the first regional chapter of 1t.org. She joined a prestigious group that includes corporate leaders from major Fortune 500 companies, members of the U.S. Congress, and leaders in the nonprofit sectors. The Delaware Forest Service has pledged to plant and conserve one million trees over the next decade as part of its commitment to the effort.
Kesha also oversees several statewide community recognition programs including, Tree City USA and Delaware’s own Tree Friendly Community Program, which focus on honoring municipalities and homeowner associations that practice good tree management. Delaware’s urban program has also hosted an annual arborist and tree care seminar for the past ten years that focuses on providing training for arborists and tree care workers in the regional tree industry.