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Resources for Homeowners

Trees add value to a home in so many ways: increased property values, windbreaks and shade, reduced energy costs, natural beauty, as well as food and habitat for wildlife and native pollinators. Selecting the right tree, planting it in the right place, and providing for its future care are important investments of time and money […]

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Resources for Communities

Trees provide numerous benefits to a community. Through proper planning, design, and management, trees can improve human health and well-being by moderating climate, decreasing energy use, improving air quality, providing natural beauty and recreational opportunities, reducing flooding, and many other benefits.   Grant and Funding Opportunities Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program offers annual grants […]

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Tree Friendly Community

Delaware’s Tree Friendly Program recognizes communities that protect and enhance their urban forests. Delaware’s Tree Friendly Community Program honors communities and homeowner associations that are committed to protecting and enhancing our state’s urban forest resources. Delaware currently has 21 communities that are certified as “Tree Friendly.” Download a  Tree Friendly Application A community can qualify by accomplishing […]

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Delaware Forest Action Plan

Delaware’s Forest Action Plan consists of two major documents: a comprehensive forest resource assessment and a statewide forest strategy. The plan is submitted to the U.S. Forest Service every ten years as part of a comprehensive process that involves staff, governmental partners at all levels, and important stakeholders including private landowners, industry groups, nonprofits, natural […]

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2022 in Rehoboth Beach “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative” Aims to Plant One Million Trees   Photos at Delaware Forest Service  Flickr Album Governor John C. Carney, Jr. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day at Rehoboth Elementary School by spotlighting his “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative” in a ceremony attended by members […]

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Emerald Ash Borer in Delaware

Significance of Emerald Ash Borer Emerald ash borer (EAB) – a destructive, invasive beetle that attacks and kills North American ash trees – was detected in a surveillance trap in New Castle County in 2016.  In 2018, the Department began to find larger populations of this invasive pest in both New Castle County and Sussex County. […]

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Pest Identification

The Department of Agriculture can help you to identify various pests that can affect your livestock, trees, and home, at no cost.

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