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  Category: Urban and Community Forestry


Gov. Carney celebrates Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Forest Service | Governor John Carney | News | Sussex County | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021

Governor John C. Carney, Jr. proclaimed Arbor Day in Delaware at a ceremony at Rehoboth Elementary School attended by 5th-grade students and staff, members of the General Assembly, and city and state officials. The event recognized Mayor Stan Mills and the City of Rehoboth Beach for its 30th year as a Tree City USA. Governor Carney also honored student winners in the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. Two new oak trees were planted on the school campus for the event.




Delaware Forest Service leads tree planting in Milton

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Sussex County | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service and its new “Tree Stewards” program led more than 50 volunteers and town officials to plant 160 trees in Milton, Sussex County on Saturday, April 24. The trees will enhance the town’s hiking and biking trail near West Shore Drive, part of DelDOT’s  “Rails to Trails” project in Sussex County. Delaware’s urban and community forestry program funded the cost of the trees and provided technical assistance. 




Delaware Department of Agriculture First State Agency To Make 1t.org Pledge

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is the first state agency in the United States to make a pledge that supports the 1t.org global goal to conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees by 2030.




Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 Now Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2021

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is once again offering competitive matching grants up to $5,000 for tree planting or tree management projects on public land. The grants – open to municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, including volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (i.e., professional tree inventory, hazardous tree removal, or pruning). This year’s deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.




Urban forestry director on U.S. Council of 1t.org

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Delaware’s urban forestry program director Kesha Braunskill has been named to the Stakeholder Council of the U.S. Chapter of 1t.org,  an international effort to plant one trillion trees launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The U.S. is home to the first regional chapter of 1t.org. The U.S. chapter is supported by the 1t.org U.S. Stakeholder Council, a bipartisan group of senior-level representatives from government, business, civil society and academia who are informing the strategic direction of the initiative.







  Category: Urban and Community Forestry


Gov. Carney celebrates Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Forest Service | Governor John Carney | News | Sussex County | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021

Governor John C. Carney, Jr. proclaimed Arbor Day in Delaware at a ceremony at Rehoboth Elementary School attended by 5th-grade students and staff, members of the General Assembly, and city and state officials. The event recognized Mayor Stan Mills and the City of Rehoboth Beach for its 30th year as a Tree City USA. Governor Carney also honored student winners in the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. Two new oak trees were planted on the school campus for the event.




Delaware Forest Service leads tree planting in Milton

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Sussex County | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service and its new “Tree Stewards” program led more than 50 volunteers and town officials to plant 160 trees in Milton, Sussex County on Saturday, April 24. The trees will enhance the town’s hiking and biking trail near West Shore Drive, part of DelDOT’s  “Rails to Trails” project in Sussex County. Delaware’s urban and community forestry program funded the cost of the trees and provided technical assistance. 




Delaware Department of Agriculture First State Agency To Make 1t.org Pledge

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is the first state agency in the United States to make a pledge that supports the 1t.org global goal to conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees by 2030.




Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 Now Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2021

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is once again offering competitive matching grants up to $5,000 for tree planting or tree management projects on public land. The grants – open to municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, including volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (i.e., professional tree inventory, hazardous tree removal, or pruning). This year’s deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.




Urban forestry director on U.S. Council of 1t.org

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Delaware’s urban forestry program director Kesha Braunskill has been named to the Stakeholder Council of the U.S. Chapter of 1t.org,  an international effort to plant one trillion trees launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The U.S. is home to the first regional chapter of 1t.org. The U.S. chapter is supported by the 1t.org U.S. Stakeholder Council, a bipartisan group of senior-level representatives from government, business, civil society and academia who are informing the strategic direction of the initiative.