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  Category: Urban and Community Forestry


Urban Forestry Grants up to $5,000 Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, January 10, 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. There are also grant opportunities specifically for applicants with properties located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Complete guidelines on all grant programs are available at de.gov/treegrants. The deadline is March 4, 2022 and all submissions must be online. 




Governor Carney Launches Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI)

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | The Environment | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Public invited to enter trees they plant in new TEDI tracker NEW CASTLE, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday launched a new program that aims to plant a tree for every Delawarean as part of the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This initiative was originally announced in Governor Carney’s 2020 State of […]




Urban Forestry Grants Revitalize Communities

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded $135,193 for 36 tree projects through its annual grant program, which offers up to $5,000 for projects on public land and community open space. All municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified nonprofits in Delaware can apply. Since it began, the program has provided over 588 grants for more than $1.86 million and planted more than 16,000 trees.




“Saluting Branches” – Arborist Day of Service

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Office of Veterans Services | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dozens of arborists and professionals from three Delaware tree care companies volunteered for the 7th Annual “Saluting Branches” event by devoting a day to trimming, shaping, and removing hazardous trees from the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. The Delaware site was one of 40 sites throughout the United States that participated in the event, which attracted more than 3,000 volunteers. Workers from Tri-State Tree Care, Complete Tree Care, and Cypress Tree Care spent their entire day as a way to pay tribute to the veterans and their service.




Forest Service Observes “Outdoor Classroom Day”

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service joined the Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE) to observe “World Outdoor Classroom Day” by planting trees this week at Heritage Elementary in Red Clay School District and Allen Frear Elementary in Caesar Rodney School District. An outdoor learning place is “any place where meaningful experiences can be had in and with nature and the environment,” according to DAEE.  “Outdoor learning places are especially beneficial to young students to develop the deep life-long appreciation for the natural world, our dependence on it, and its fragility. Outdoor learning places are often at schools but they can be at parks, churches, or even created in a backyard.” For information, go to http://daeeonline.org







  Category: Urban and Community Forestry

Urban Forestry Grants up to $5,000 Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, January 10, 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. There are also grant opportunities specifically for applicants with properties located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Complete guidelines on all grant programs are available at de.gov/treegrants. The deadline is March 4, 2022 and all submissions must be online. 




Governor Carney Launches Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI)

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | The Environment | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Public invited to enter trees they plant in new TEDI tracker NEW CASTLE, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday launched a new program that aims to plant a tree for every Delawarean as part of the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This initiative was originally announced in Governor Carney’s 2020 State of […]




Urban Forestry Grants Revitalize Communities

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded $135,193 for 36 tree projects through its annual grant program, which offers up to $5,000 for projects on public land and community open space. All municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified nonprofits in Delaware can apply. Since it began, the program has provided over 588 grants for more than $1.86 million and planted more than 16,000 trees.




“Saluting Branches” – Arborist Day of Service

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Office of Veterans Services | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dozens of arborists and professionals from three Delaware tree care companies volunteered for the 7th Annual “Saluting Branches” event by devoting a day to trimming, shaping, and removing hazardous trees from the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. The Delaware site was one of 40 sites throughout the United States that participated in the event, which attracted more than 3,000 volunteers. Workers from Tri-State Tree Care, Complete Tree Care, and Cypress Tree Care spent their entire day as a way to pay tribute to the veterans and their service.




Forest Service Observes “Outdoor Classroom Day”

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service joined the Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE) to observe “World Outdoor Classroom Day” by planting trees this week at Heritage Elementary in Red Clay School District and Allen Frear Elementary in Caesar Rodney School District. An outdoor learning place is “any place where meaningful experiences can be had in and with nature and the environment,” according to DAEE.  “Outdoor learning places are especially beneficial to young students to develop the deep life-long appreciation for the natural world, our dependence on it, and its fragility. Outdoor learning places are often at schools but they can be at parks, churches, or even created in a backyard.” For information, go to http://daeeonline.org