Programs

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program conducts a number of programs designed to certify and recognize municipalities, homeowner associations, organizations, and schools who are committed to maintaining and increasing the trees in their neighborhood.

Urban Grant Program

In 2019, the program awarded $92,000 for 24 tree projects in Delaware. Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is dedicated to preserving and enhancing community forests, which are critical to our quality of life. Trees provide countless benefits such as cleaner air and water, wildlife habitat, lower energy costs, natural beauty, and improved property values. …

Tree City USA

The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home. The …

Tree Friendly Community

Delaware’s “Tree-Friendly Community Program” honors communities and homeowner associations committed to protecting and enhancing our state’s urban forest resources. A community can qualify for the honor by accomplishing three (3) of the following: perform an annual ceremony to promote community forests complete a tree project that enhances existing urban forests develop a community forestry management …

Tree Campus USA

What is the Tree Campus USA Program? Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that: Effectively manage their campus trees. Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests. Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts. Colleges and universities …

Technical Assistance

The trees in our cities and communities are a vital component of our forests as they provide a wide array of benefits including cleaner air and water, wildlife habitat, temperature moderation, and aesthetics. The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical assistance to cities, towns, developers, and homeowners to help manage and …

Tree Line USA

TreeLine USA® Every day in communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings – all while protecting and enhancing the urban forest. The TreeLine USA® program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist …