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  Category: Forest Service


Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permit

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is accepting applications for its lottery to award state forest permits for the 2020 turkey hunting season, which begins April 11, 2020 and ends on May 9, 2020. A special one-day hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters occurs on April 4, 2020. No Sunday hunting is allowed. State forest turkey permits are issued for one of four season segments: A (4/11-4/17), B (4/18-4/24), C (4/25-5/1), or D (5/2-5/9).




Severe crop damage at Redden State Forest creates public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. — A recent increase in severe deer damage to agricultural crops on two portions of Redden State Forest in Sussex County has created public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers. Through a partnership with DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is opening specific portions of […]




Middletown FFA wins forestry career event

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Middletown High School FFA students won the 2019 “Forestry Career Development Event (CDE),” a challenging test of tree identification skills, forestry tools and knowledge, and math-related abilities. Also participating were teams from Sussex Central High School, Milford High School, and Millsboro Middle School. Each team consisted of four students who answered both individual and team-based questions. Middletown will now represent Delaware at the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis that begins on October 30, 2019.




New book offers guide to “Big Trees of Delaware”

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service has published a new fifth edition of its popular “Big Trees of Delaware,” a comprehensive list of the largest trees covering nearly 80 native and non-native species in the First State. Featuring full-color photos and high-quality illustrations of tree leaves, the book is available as a print edition at state forest offices, as well as an online PDF version to be downloaded or viewed on a web browser.  There is no cost for the book.




Delaware Forest Service awards $92,000 in grants for community tree projects

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects throughout the First State. Over the past 15 years, the annual grant program has provided more than $1.5 million to help communities increase tree canopy and promote the natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, increased property values and civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding.







  Category: Forest Service


Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permit

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is accepting applications for its lottery to award state forest permits for the 2020 turkey hunting season, which begins April 11, 2020 and ends on May 9, 2020. A special one-day hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters occurs on April 4, 2020. No Sunday hunting is allowed. State forest turkey permits are issued for one of four season segments: A (4/11-4/17), B (4/18-4/24), C (4/25-5/1), or D (5/2-5/9).




Severe crop damage at Redden State Forest creates public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

DOVER, Del. — A recent increase in severe deer damage to agricultural crops on two portions of Redden State Forest in Sussex County has created public deer harvest opportunities to assist local farmers. Through a partnership with DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is opening specific portions of […]




Middletown FFA wins forestry career event

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Middletown High School FFA students won the 2019 “Forestry Career Development Event (CDE),” a challenging test of tree identification skills, forestry tools and knowledge, and math-related abilities. Also participating were teams from Sussex Central High School, Milford High School, and Millsboro Middle School. Each team consisted of four students who answered both individual and team-based questions. Middletown will now represent Delaware at the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis that begins on October 30, 2019.




New book offers guide to “Big Trees of Delaware”

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Delaware Forest Service has published a new fifth edition of its popular “Big Trees of Delaware,” a comprehensive list of the largest trees covering nearly 80 native and non-native species in the First State. Featuring full-color photos and high-quality illustrations of tree leaves, the book is available as a print edition at state forest offices, as well as an online PDF version to be downloaded or viewed on a web browser.  There is no cost for the book.




Delaware Forest Service awards $92,000 in grants for community tree projects

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects throughout the First State. Over the past 15 years, the annual grant program has provided more than $1.5 million to help communities increase tree canopy and promote the natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, increased property values and civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding.