Back in 2011, The Delaware Center for Horticulture developed a program to bring low cost trees to homeowners in Delaware City and educate people about the benefits of planting trees. “Trees for Energy Conservation: Delaware City” was the first of the new program from DCH. The campaign resulted in the sale of 86 trees, which was actually 15 percent more trees than were expected to sell. Each tree was later assessed by a professional and it was documented that all trees were planted correctly for the best possible energy conservation.

Just last week, this campaign to plant trees in Delaware City was recognized at the National Federation of Press Women’s nation banquet, winning the Public Service Program category. Congratulations to the Delaware Center for Horticulture and to Delaware City! Another step in the right direction for this amazing little town.