Trees are a valuable city asset. Trees are a valuable city asset.

About Wilmington's Trees

Wilmington's Urban Forestry Program

Wilmington recognizes that trees are valuable economically, aesthetically, and for the environmental sustainability of the region. In January 2011, City Council adopted a new tree ordinance that categorizes trees as a type of green infrastructure. The new ordinance upholds sound urban forest management techniques and protects and expands the urban forest by creating policies for permitting, tree protection during construction, tree replacement, and outlining rules and regulations for arbor work within the City.

More About the Urban Forestry Program
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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