Trees for the City of Wilmington


Trees for the City of Wilmington

The City of Wilmington Tree sale is now closed.


Trees purchased through this special offer must be planted within the city limits of the City of Wilmington.  Street trees require permits.


The five species of trees available have all been specially selected to thrive in City of Wilmington.

To see pictures and descriptions of each type of tree, check out these links:


River Birch  
Red Buckeye  
The Rising Sun™ Redbud  
Ashe Magnolia  


Never planted a tree on your own? Experts will be on hand to answer your questions when you come to pick up your tree September 16 & 17.


Tired of high power bills? Try tree power instead.

Did you know that a single large shade tree, properly sited in your yard, can save you hundreds of dollars in energy bills each year? The benefits can be enjoyed year-round, with cooling shade in the summer when leaves are out, and passive solar warming of your home in the winter when the leaves have fallen.


The cool factor of trees

Cool your house and the whole town with shade trees in the City of Wilmington.

  • Trees cool your home naturally and quietly
  • One healthy tree has the cooling effect equal to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day
  • Air conditioning units in the shade run more efficiently, as long as there’s plenty of space for good air circulation
  • Trees can add thousands of dollars to the property value of your home
  • Neighborhoods with well-shaded trees can be up to 10 degrees cooler


Improving our air and water and more…

Hard working trees make our whole world greener and healthier.

  • Trees produce oxygen and help purify the air we breathe
  • A single mature tree can absorb more than 200 lbs of air pollution and 16,000 gallons of stormwater runoff per year
  • Trees reduce urban flooding—and the City’s stormwater costs
  • Leaves capture rainwater and tree roots help stabilize the soil
  • Planting shade trees over paved surfaces helps prevent polluted water from reaching our streams & rivers
  • Trees provide habitat for birds and wildlife.


Other links for the City of Wilmington


Every tree counts!

Plant One Million : 3 states - 13 counties - 1 tree at a time

An exciting new tri-state initiative is planting one million trees in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. All the new trees in Wilmington will count toward this ambitious goal. To learn more, visit Plant One MillionWhat can you do to take care of your new tree? Watch these tree care videos.



The Trees for City of Wilmington program has been made possible through the Delaware Center for Horticulture, the City of Wilmington Department of Public Works Urban Forestry Program, and DNREC.







Don't live in the City of Wilmingon?

  • Help us bring more trees to a different town. Check out this page for inspiration on how to get the ball rolling.
  • Contact Jen Bruhler to discuss ideas let her know you want to help plant more trees in your town.
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In 2010, TheDCH launched a campaign to plant 20,000 trees by 2020 in the City of Wilmington.