The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH), the city of Wilmington, and the Wilmington Tree Commission (WTC) have scheduled public meetings and lectures to review Wilmington's proposed urban forest management plan, and to educate people on how to plant and take care of trees in Wilmington.
Many homeowners and business owners don't realize they need a permit from the city to plant, remove or prune trees in front of their property between the sidewalk and the curb. The maintenance of the area between the sidewalk and curb is the responsibility of the property owner, but it is also a public right-of-way under jurisdiction of the city. Street tree permits are free and generally take about two weeks to process. A permit is not required for trees fully on private property.
Upcoming tree-related activities and other tree resources:
Public Meeting to review Wilmington's proposed urban forest management plan
5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 12, TheDCH, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington.
Best Trees for Urban & Suburban Locations – educational lecture
6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 29 at the TheDCH; $10/person (free for certified tree stewards)
Bare Root Trees at TheDCH – spring sale
Deadline for pre-order: February 15. This sale is not a fundraiser for the organization, however, but a strategy to offer high-quality trees that are affordable and easy to plant. For more information, visit
Tree Steward Certification Training
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 9 at TheDCH; $10/person (Scholarships available upon request). For more information, visit thedch.org/activities-events/calendar-events/event/tree-steward-certification-training-0.
For more information, call (302) 576-2582 or visit wilmingtonde.gov/residents/citytrees.