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Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program offers technical and financial assistance programs to help municipalities, nonprofit groups, community associations, and homeowners to plant and care for their 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 work with developers, planners, and engineers to provide education 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.
Find an ISA-certified arborist
As part of its mission, several informative publications, resources, and links are available to help with proper planning and developing effective strategies for tree planting, care, and management.
Trees provide a lot of benefits to improving small and large communities. Learn about funding and educational opportunities and how to manage your community’s tree canopy.Communities
Arborists can stay up-to-date through continuing education, participation in professional organizations, and use the latest information available to address emerging issues.Tree Professionals
If you have questions, comments, or need assistance, please contact:
Urban and Community Forestry Program. Send E-mail.