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 improve this important forest resource.Need help caring for trees?
The Delaware Forest Service has full-time forestry staff who assist cities, towns, and communities with the management and care of their urban forestry resources. These foresters can help guide your community in developing a management plan for its publicly owned forests (such as city or county parks, street trees, etc.). Foresters are able to do sick tree calls, answer tree questions, and make species and placement recommendations. Our staff also works with developers, planners, and engineers to help educate these individuals on methods to preserve trees during the development process. Your trees are a valued resource; don’t trust their care to just anybody. Hire an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. An ISA-certified arborist is specially trained to care for individual trees. Tree work should only be done by those properly insured, trained, and equipped to work safely in trees.