How you can help trees in Delaware

The health of our urban forest depends on you. Delaware residents, public partners, government agencies and local businesses are all needed to share in the responsibility for tree planting, tree care and tree preservation. With a concerted effort, we can improve the tree cover that beautifies our neighborhoods and increases the livability of our cities.

 

You can help by planting more trees, taking care to plant the correct species, providing proper maintenance, and telling us about trees you’ve planted so we can track these important efforts. TheDCH can provide a wealth of information on tree care, including general care and maintenance guides, advice on hiring a professional arborist, the many benefits of urban trees, and tree identification and species information.

 

Tips for Communities in Delaware

There are many resources available for people who want to improve the urban forest in their local community.

 

Where To Plant: TheDCH encourages tree planting anywhere tree canopy can be added. This includes both public spaces and private yards. Trees provide many benefits beyond beautification of our neighborhoods and cities. They can reduce cooling costs in summer, improve property values, attract residents and businesses, and revitalize communities.


How to Plant: Trees are sold in containers, bare root, or with soil balled in burlap. Each type of tree requires a slightly different approach for successful planting. See a diagram of step-by-step instructions and a recommended list of Urban Trees.


Tell us about Trees You’ve Planted: If you plant a tree anywhere in Delaware, we’d love to hear about it! We will track your efforts, and may even be able to connect you to local partnerships and tree funding opportunities. For Wilmington residents, your new trees will be added to the total of the Wilmington Tree Counter.

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