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  Category: Forest Service


Emerald ash borer found at new Delaware sites

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018

Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect from Asia that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed at two additional sites in Delaware: one near Middletown, New Castle County, and another near Seaford, Sussex County. Originally found in northern Delaware in 2016, the new detections create added urgency for homeowners and municipalities to determine if they have ash trees on their property and decide on possible management options. Current guidelines recommend the removal or treatment of ash trees if located within 15 miles of a known infestation. Because Delaware is geographically small and EAB can go undetected for years, residents are urged to educate themselves now and take action.

For the latest information from Delaware’s Department of Agriculture, residents are urged to go to de.gov/ashtrees




DNREC’s Nonpoint Source Program offering free trees to Delaware residents in partnership with DDA’s Forest Service

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship Nonpoint Source Program is offering a free tree to Delaware residents in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program within the Department of Agriculture.




8th Annual Delaware Arborist & Tree Care Seminar on October 10 and 11 at State Fairgrounds in Harrington

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program will hold its 8th Annual Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Delaware State Fair Exhibit Hall, 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington.

The event offers a wide range of topics for tree care workers as well as anyone who wants to ensure the health of their community trees. The event brings together a diverse blend of industry insiders, policymakers, tree care experts, and academic researchers who will incorporate classroom lectures, outdoor demonstrations and vendor exhibits to provide the latest updates on tree health issues and practical hands-on training. Attendees are eligible to earn continuing credits from the International Society of Arboriculture, Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, and Delaware pesticide certification. 

The cost is $95 for two days with breakfast, lunch and snacks included each day. All major credit cards accepted. Attendees can sign up by clicking the “Online Registration” icon at http://delawaretrees.com




Delaware Forest Service looks to increase wildfire crews for upcoming fire season

Featured Posts | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Forest Service is looking to increase its wildfire crews for the upcoming season through training for new recruits. During the 2018 wildfire season, Delaware sent two full crews out to Colorado, Idaho, and Montana to be first responders. Interested recruits should be over 18 years old, physically fit, motivated, and […]




Delaware wildfire crew wraps up successful assignment

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Delaware’s wildfire crew returns to the First State this week after wrapping up a successful two-week assignment fighting blazes in northern Idaho’s Panhandle National Forests.  The crew is scheduled to be back at Blackbird State Forest on Thursday, August 23, at approximately 6:15 p.m.
The Delaware Forest Service dispatched the team of 20 wildland firefighters to Montana on August 4 and the crew was immediately sent to northern Idaho to fight the Copper Mountain Fire, situated on the Canadian border. This past week, the crew battled the Cougar Fire, a 5,880-acre blaze burning in steep rugged terrain located approximately 5 miles east of Hope, Idaho.







  Category: Forest Service


Emerald ash borer found at new Delaware sites

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018

Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect from Asia that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed at two additional sites in Delaware: one near Middletown, New Castle County, and another near Seaford, Sussex County. Originally found in northern Delaware in 2016, the new detections create added urgency for homeowners and municipalities to determine if they have ash trees on their property and decide on possible management options. Current guidelines recommend the removal or treatment of ash trees if located within 15 miles of a known infestation. Because Delaware is geographically small and EAB can go undetected for years, residents are urged to educate themselves now and take action.

For the latest information from Delaware’s Department of Agriculture, residents are urged to go to de.gov/ashtrees




DNREC’s Nonpoint Source Program offering free trees to Delaware residents in partnership with DDA’s Forest Service

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship Nonpoint Source Program is offering a free tree to Delaware residents in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program within the Department of Agriculture.




8th Annual Delaware Arborist & Tree Care Seminar on October 10 and 11 at State Fairgrounds in Harrington

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program will hold its 8th Annual Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Delaware State Fair Exhibit Hall, 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington.

The event offers a wide range of topics for tree care workers as well as anyone who wants to ensure the health of their community trees. The event brings together a diverse blend of industry insiders, policymakers, tree care experts, and academic researchers who will incorporate classroom lectures, outdoor demonstrations and vendor exhibits to provide the latest updates on tree health issues and practical hands-on training. Attendees are eligible to earn continuing credits from the International Society of Arboriculture, Maryland Licensed Tree Expert, and Delaware pesticide certification. 

The cost is $95 for two days with breakfast, lunch and snacks included each day. All major credit cards accepted. Attendees can sign up by clicking the “Online Registration” icon at http://delawaretrees.com




Delaware Forest Service looks to increase wildfire crews for upcoming fire season

Featured Posts | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Forest Service is looking to increase its wildfire crews for the upcoming season through training for new recruits. During the 2018 wildfire season, Delaware sent two full crews out to Colorado, Idaho, and Montana to be first responders. Interested recruits should be over 18 years old, physically fit, motivated, and […]




Delaware wildfire crew wraps up successful assignment

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Delaware’s wildfire crew returns to the First State this week after wrapping up a successful two-week assignment fighting blazes in northern Idaho’s Panhandle National Forests.  The crew is scheduled to be back at Blackbird State Forest on Thursday, August 23, at approximately 6:15 p.m.
The Delaware Forest Service dispatched the team of 20 wildland firefighters to Montana on August 4 and the crew was immediately sent to northern Idaho to fight the Copper Mountain Fire, situated on the Canadian border. This past week, the crew battled the Cougar Fire, a 5,880-acre blaze burning in steep rugged terrain located approximately 5 miles east of Hope, Idaho.