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Bare root trees now available from the Delaware Center for Horticulture


(photo by Jeff Long)
Affordable, lightweight and easy to plant
Deadline for orders is February 15
Give someone special a TREE this year for Valentine’s Day!
WILMINGTON, Del. – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) kicks off its spring bare root tree sale, with orders due February 15, just in time for Valentine’s Day. For this sale, every order also receives four free tickets to the HBADE Delaware Home Show. Tickets can be redeemed at the Wilmington show on March 2 & 3 or at the Dover show on April 6 & 7.

Ten varieties of trees that thrive in our region’s towns and cities are available. The DCH is the only retail source in the State that sells bare root trees. This sale is NOT A FUNDRAISER for the organization – TheDCH is dedicated to making trees affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.
To learn more about what’s special about bare root trees, and to see a list of available trees and descriptions with photos, visit

Bare root trees are inexpensive compared to other trees of similar size with a dirt ball of roots
What makes bare root trees so special?

Bare root trees are lightweight and easy to handle, making planting a
simple activity everyone can enjoy.

Bare root trees are easy to plant because the planting hole should be wide, but does not need to be deep.

Bare root trees are low maintenance with an excellent survival rate as long as they are watered twice a week during the growing season until fully established.

Bare root trees have 200% more roots, which means quicker and healthier growth!

Pre-paid trees can be picked up at TheDCH on during business hours on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. A free “How to Plant your Bare Root Tree” training class (with free pizza!) will be offered at TheDCH in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington on March 21 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.

Register here:

Plan ahead to settle in your new tree as soon as possible to prevent the roots from drying up, and to allow time for it to settle in before the summer heat rolls around. Store trees in a cool shady spot until you are ready to plant. Click here to order bare root trees online from the DCH

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Every Tree Counts

All trees planted in Delaware count towards a regional partnership to Plant One Million trees throughout 13 counties in Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The campaign aims to restore the average “tree canopy cover” (i.e. the area of land shaded by trees) in this region to 30 percent coverage. TheDCH, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the New Jersey Tree Foundation serve as lead partners in each of the three states. Learn more at To learn more about the benefits of trees, visit:

For more information about the bare root tree sale or to register for the free planting workshop, contact Annie Acton at (302) 658-6262, ext. 106, or at
High resolution images and captions are available upon request.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture cultivates greener communities statewide through horticulture, education and conservation. Founded in 1977, the Center’s headquarters in Wilmington’s Trolley Square is an oasis in the city. The venue includes a public demonstration garden that backs up to Brandywine Park, an art gallery and a greenhouse. Members of TheDCH and almost 700 active volunteers come from Delaware and the surrounding region. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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