DCH Publications

Advancing Specialty Crops In Urban Wilmington Delaware

The Advancing Specialty Crops in Urban Wilmington project was supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) through the Delaware Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with The Delaware Center for Horticulture.


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

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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...


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As a volunteer searching for the unique features of plants destined for the Rare Plant Auction, is a great opportunity to learn more about plants and to explore the fine...
— John Dietz