Delaware Tree Stewards

Are you interested in trees and their potential to restore the environment? Do you want to learn how to improve quality-of-life for your community? If so, Delaware Tree Stewards can provide training and resources to help you effect change in our neighborhoods and cities.

Throughout the year, the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program offers a four-part virtual training and certification program that joins together a group of passionate volunteers from across the state. The training covers tree science, tree care techniques, and project development. More opportunities for training will be available

Learn more about the Delaware Tree Stewards Program.

Trees need stewards.

Whether it’s a young tree or an old tree, they benefit from knowledge and care. When you become a Delaware Tree Steward you take an active role in taking care of trees, supporting local ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

By completing training and networking with other stewards, graduates will be able to recognize opportunities and coordinate tree projects where they are needed most.


At the center of this program are workshops that provide the knowledge and conversation that make up a tree stewards training.

Spread over four sessions, the curriculum is complete once a tree steward has finished the sessions and participated in a Delaware Forest Service or partner organized planting event. Topics covered include: how trees work, tree planting, care, and procurement. Organization, advocacy, and fundraising will also be covered. This is a great opportunity to connect with experts and learners alike.