Cape Gazette

Garden and Farm Briefs

Apr 04, 2014

DCH partners with Delmarva Power for free trees through June 6

The Delaware Center for Horticulture announces a partnership with Delmarva Power to promote a free tree giveaway for residential customers.

Now through June 6, Delmarva Power is giving away 2,000 trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills by planting trees in the most optimal location near their homes. Customers who are willing to plant the 2- to 4-foot seedling trees in locations best suited to conserve energy when mature, can reserve up to two free trees at

The trees will be delivered directly to customers at an ideal time for planting.

An online tool helps customers estimate their savings. Energy-Saving Trees was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree software to calculate estimated benefits. For more information on how to save energy, visit For information about the benefits of trees, visit

Master Gardener to give tips on making a terrarium April 24

Master Gardener Mary Noel will present "Let's Make a Terrarium" at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Milton Public Library, 121 Union St. in Milton.

Noel will demonstrate tips and tricks on how to build and maintain a terrarium. Participants will build their own to take home or give as a gift. All items needed to build the terrarium will be supplied. This class is free; call 302-684-8856 to sign up as space is limited.

For accessibility and/or more information, ask for Mary Catherine Hopkins, director. For directions go to and click on Hours & Directions.



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