Each April, the City of Delaware observes Arbor Day with the presentation of the city’s annual Beautification Award, a ceremonial tree planting, and educational activities in community classrooms.
The City’s Shade Tree Commission organizes the celebration and selects the annual Beautification Award recipient. The commission award recognizes an organization or business that has a well kept landscape and attractive plantings which
Other community events include:
In granting Tree City status, the National Arbor Day Foundation notes the work of the city’s Shade Tree Commission, its creation of a tree care ordinance and a comprehensive community forestry program, as well as Delaware’s Arbor Day observance. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.