Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Trees provide many worthwhile benefits to communities throughout the First State:

  1. Improved air quality by removing carbon from the atmosphere
  2. Cleaner water by filtering pollutants and reducing soil erosion from storm runoff
  3. Energy savings by reducing heating and cooling costs
  4. Increased property values by adding natural beauty to homes and landscapes

Because trees make so many positive contributions to the environment, Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program has completed an extensive assessment of the current levels of tree canopy in each of the state’s 57 communities. This GIS-based computer analysis will form the baseline for efforts to improve tree canopy throughout Delaware and thus have a beneficial and measurable impact on quality of life.

You can view maps for each Delaware community under “Resources”>>”Urban Tree Canopy Maps