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Wilmington, Del. – October 1, 2006. Delaware Center for Horticulture today announced that it will plant/maintain 25 trees as part of their Beautify Wilmington Tree Planting. 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). Delaware Center for Horticulture is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
The Tree Program seeks to revitalize urban neighborhoods and raise awareness of the value of the urban forest, its capacity to improve the quality of air and water resources, and ability to protect human health. Wilmington, like many urban centers, is plagued with a host of problems: crime, drug use, impoverished neighborhoods, and underserved minority populations. DCH’s Community Greening Programs, including the Tree Program, serve as the first step in bringing people together to generate ideas and build consensus for neighborhood revitalization through greening. Partners will include: KaBOOM!, City of Wilmington, Kirkwood Park Working Group, and the 11th Street Bridge Civic Association.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Andrea Mosher. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” The Delaware Center for Horticulture seeks to enhance the quality of life through knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation.
Delaware Center for Horticulture’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full Delaware Center for Horticulture press release. (PDF)