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  Category: Urban and Community Forestry


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.




Tree Planting Projects Receive Grant Funding

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners announced today.




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. […]




2,075 Seedlings Planted for the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Tree Planting

News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

On September 17, over 100 volunteers planted 2,075 trees at the Blackbird State Forest for the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Tree Planting. This initiative will provide scenic beauty, enhance wildlife habitat, fight invasive species, and improve water quality in the critical Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This tree planting was part of a broader program to commemorate the 200th birthday year of Harriet Tubman in 1822 and part of International Underground Railroad Month.




Volunteers Needed To Plant Trees on September 17 at Blackbird State Forest, Enhancing the Chesapeake Bay

News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 7, 2022) – Volunteers are needed to plant 2,000 hardwood seedlings along the Cypress Branch at Blackbird State Forest on Saturday, September 17 to provide scenic beauty, enhance wildlife habitat, fight invasive species, and improve water quality in the critical Chesapeake Bay Watershed. State Forester Michael Valenti said, “Planting trees is a […]







  Category: Urban and Community Forestry


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.




Tree Planting Projects Receive Grant Funding

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners announced today.




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. […]




2,075 Seedlings Planted for the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Tree Planting

News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

On September 17, over 100 volunteers planted 2,075 trees at the Blackbird State Forest for the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Tree Planting. This initiative will provide scenic beauty, enhance wildlife habitat, fight invasive species, and improve water quality in the critical Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This tree planting was part of a broader program to commemorate the 200th birthday year of Harriet Tubman in 1822 and part of International Underground Railroad Month.




Volunteers Needed To Plant Trees on September 17 at Blackbird State Forest, Enhancing the Chesapeake Bay

News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 7, 2022) – Volunteers are needed to plant 2,000 hardwood seedlings along the Cypress Branch at Blackbird State Forest on Saturday, September 17 to provide scenic beauty, enhance wildlife habitat, fight invasive species, and improve water quality in the critical Chesapeake Bay Watershed. State Forester Michael Valenti said, “Planting trees is a […]