TheDCH Publications

Plants for a Livable Delaware

This fact sheet provides information to educate the gardening public about invasive plants and suggest desirable alternatives for home and commercial landscape use


Backyard Invaders

Plants for a Liveable Delaware Companion brochure


Other available publications:


Livable Eco Systems: A Model for Suburbia

The newest publication in the popular "Plants for a Livable DE" series is now available...


Parks Study

A Report by The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence...


Urban Forest Report

This report describes the process of building a broad-based coalition to support urban trees, introduces research on the status of our urban forest and initiatives to improve it, and outlines next steps and a vision for the future....


Urban Forest Assessment in Northern Delaware

An analysis of the urban forest of the Wilmington, Delaware, area was conducted using the Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) model. TheDCH participated in the research and preparation of this report published by the U.S. Forest Service...


Enhancing Delaware's Highways Establishment & Management Manual

The Establishment and Management Manual promotes integration of vegetation management in the planning, design and construction phases of highway development.The Enhancing Delaware Highways project is a joint venture between the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) and the University of Delaware (UD)...


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The trees are in at St. Patrick’s & St. Mary’s Church on King Street! Thanks so much for what you do for our community. You’re the best!

— Eleanor Riley