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  Category: Forest Service


Funding Available for Delaware Communities Seeking to Improve Tree Canopy

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, January 9, 2023

The urban forestry grant program helps communities harness the numerous natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, energy savings, increased property values, civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding. Funding is provided by the U.S. Forest Service and state funds.




2023 Arbor Day Poster Contest Now Open

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, January 6, 2023

The Delaware Forest Service is now seeking entries for its annual Arbor Day Poster Contest, open to all K-5 public, private, homeschool, after-school, and other organized youth groups.  Designed to increase student knowledge about trees and forest resources, the contest is a great way for students to learn about the role trees play in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being.




Urban Forestry Grants up to $5,000 Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, November 4, 2022

DOVER, Del. (November 4, 2022) – Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is now accepting applications for up to $5,000 in matching grants for tree planting and management projects on public land and community open space. Urban and community grants are open to all Delaware municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified nonprofits, including schools and churches. […]




Increase in Gypsy Moth Activity Detected For 2022

Forest Service | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

DOVER, Del. (October 4, 2022) – The Delaware Forest Service has detected approximately 825 acres of defoliation around the Cypress Swamp, Gumboro, and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area due to gypsy moths, as compared to 2021 with only about 12 acres impacted by this invasive pest. Trees most threatened from defoliation by the gypsy moth, also […]




Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract Renamed in Honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis

Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 20, 2022) – At a bill signing ceremony held at the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadow Tract, Governor Carney signed Senate Bill 328, renaming the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract the “Bruce C. Ennis Tract” in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis. The Ennis Tract covers 456 acres with open meadows, forested trails, […]







  Category: Forest Service


Funding Available for Delaware Communities Seeking to Improve Tree Canopy

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, January 9, 2023

The urban forestry grant program helps communities harness the numerous natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, energy savings, increased property values, civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding. Funding is provided by the U.S. Forest Service and state funds.




2023 Arbor Day Poster Contest Now Open

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, January 6, 2023

The Delaware Forest Service is now seeking entries for its annual Arbor Day Poster Contest, open to all K-5 public, private, homeschool, after-school, and other organized youth groups.  Designed to increase student knowledge about trees and forest resources, the contest is a great way for students to learn about the role trees play in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being.




Urban Forestry Grants up to $5,000 Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, November 4, 2022

DOVER, Del. (November 4, 2022) – Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is now accepting applications for up to $5,000 in matching grants for tree planting and management projects on public land and community open space. Urban and community grants are open to all Delaware municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified nonprofits, including schools and churches. […]




Increase in Gypsy Moth Activity Detected For 2022

Forest Service | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

DOVER, Del. (October 4, 2022) – The Delaware Forest Service has detected approximately 825 acres of defoliation around the Cypress Swamp, Gumboro, and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area due to gypsy moths, as compared to 2021 with only about 12 acres impacted by this invasive pest. Trees most threatened from defoliation by the gypsy moth, also […]




Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract Renamed in Honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis

Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 20, 2022) – At a bill signing ceremony held at the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadow Tract, Governor Carney signed Senate Bill 328, renaming the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract the “Bruce C. Ennis Tract” in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis. The Ennis Tract covers 456 acres with open meadows, forested trails, […]