Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wilmington tree canopy effort bolstered by US Forest Service grant supporting site selection and planting of trees on public and private property; Wilmington, DE

Wilmington residents offered free trees delawareonline.com The News Journal:
Wilmington homeowners are eligible to have free trees planted on their properties as part of a new partnership between the Delaware Center for Horticulture and Trees for Wilmington.
The program, Say Yes to Free Trees!, is part of TFW's campaign to plant 20,000 trees by 2020 to increase the tree canopy in Wilmington, said Jen Bruhler, assistant director of urban forestry for the Delaware Center for Horticulture.Available to any resident and property owner within city limits, Say Yes to Free Trees! will recommend the best locations and types of trees for each property, then follow up with delivery and planting of the trees, all free of charge. The trees are not seedlings -- most are 7 to 12 feet tall.The program is funded through a grant from the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry program of the U.S. Forest Service and is expected to provide the free trees for two years.

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