WILMINGTON — Wilmington Tree Commission is looking for new nominees for this year’s Tree Awards. The commission will honor three categories: tree preservation, landscape design, and reforestation.
Eligible nominees can be either businesses or homeowners in Wilmington city limits. Awards will be presented during a spring Wilmington City Council meeting. Nominations are due by March 31.
Awards for tree preservation will be selected according to:
- Outstanding maintenance, rehabilitation or preservation of older trees with unique characteristics, preservation of trees at new development sites and preventative health practices.
Awards for landscape design will be selected according to:
- Outstanding use of native trees, designs that simulate a natural habitat, designs complementary to the topography of the site, designs that are particularly appropriate to the history of the site, and outstanding functional designs such as designs that facilitate pedestrian use.
Examples of reforestation project awards include:
- Planting of city street trees in public areas and planting projects undertaken by neighborhood associations.