Tree Stewards work as advocates for community tree. Tree Stewards work as advocates for community tree.

Tree Stewards

Tree Stewards can advocate for community trees, be the first to learn about available tree resources and funding, and meet other tree champions like yourself!

The common thread of all Tree Stewards is serving as a tree ambassador at the neighborhood level and supporting the urban forest goals of our community. There is much research to demonstrate that community tree stewardship is a critical factor in managing a community’s urban forest and increasing its tree cover and thus benefits that trees provide.

Consider attending an upcoming Tree Steward Certification Training. You will learn how to be an effective Tree Steward, resources available for your community, basic tree biology and identification, the benefits of trees, managing trees (proper selection, pruning, planting and care), and how the City and Delaware Center for Horticulture can support you in your efforts.

Please visit for more information about Tree Steward activities and upcoming trainings.

City Trees Contact Numbers

General Tree Questions:
(302) 576-2582

Street Tree Concerns:
(302) 576-2582

Park Tree Concerns:
Dept. of Parks and Recreation (302) 576-3820

Private Property Tree Complaints:
Dept. of Licenses & Inspections (302) 576-3030

Trees and Power Lines:
Delmarva Power 1-800-375-7117

Tree Blocking Road During Business Hours:
Dept. of Parks and Recreation (302) 576-3820

Tree Blocking Road After Business Hours:
Wilmington Police Department (302) 656-4357