Wilmington Joins National Effort to Promote the Importance of Community Trees

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Wilmington, Del. – October 1, 2006. The Delaware Center for Horticulture and Trees for Wilmington today announced that they will host the Open House and Public Workshop. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). The Delaware Center for Horticulture is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and Trees for Wilmington are bringing together Wilmington area residents, local government officials, and representatives from a variety of local public and private organizations to engage all stakeholders in dialogue on how to most effectively manage the city’s tree assets. Trees for Wilmington is a working group of the Wilmington Beautification Commission, with the goal of building a coalition to promote progressive planning and management of community trees.
The Open House will provide background on city tree management and highlight local efforts in improving the health of Wilmington’s urban forest. An awards ceremony recognizing and thanking the city’s volunteer Tree Stewards will precede the forum. All attendees will receive a free young tree, too.
Delaware Center for Horticulture’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 30, 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Wilmington Job Corps Center, 9 Vandever Ave.
Read the full Delaware Center for Horticulture press release. (PDF)