Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program offers a variety of educational initiatives:

  1. to help people appreciate and become informed about the wide variety of tree species available
  2. to educate the public about the many benefits that trees provide our communities
  3. to provide technical and informational assistance to help citizens improve overall tree health by minimizing the negative impact of invasive and non-native plants and other tree pests
  4. to highlight the rich history of trees and their important social and economic contributions to Delaware’s culture and way of life

Annual Arborist Seminar

The Delaware Forest Service urban and community forestry program holds an annual seminar for tree care professionals as well as communities and citizens who want to learn more about how to care for their trees. This year, the program held its 9th Annual Arborist and Tree Care Seminar on October 22 and 23, 2019 at …

Delaware – “Land of Holly”

On May 1, 1939, Delaware Governor Richard McMullen signed a bill passed by the General Assembly designating the American holly as the First State’s official state tree, a recognition not only of the tree’s natural beauty, but also of its economic importance. “On Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we called the Pennsylvania Railroad the ‘Holly …

Wood is Good… For Heat

On cold winter days, burning firewood can be a great choice for heating a home or residence. However, it’s important to remember a few things about buying and using firewood for heat. Buying Firewood The most important thing to remember about firewood sales is that they must be measured in cords. The only legal method of …