Middle Run Tree Planting

Join our Middle Run Tree Planting which runs every year to help make the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area ever more attractive for native wildlife.

Middle Run Tree Planting Event

Spring 2023 Date TBD
9 am – 1 pm

Individuals, families, friends, scouts, and other groups interested in helping: bring your muscles and enthusiasm! Volunteers dig holes, plant, cage, and water up to 600 trees. Children are welcome but each child MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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What to Wear and Bring

  • Bring shovels, gloves, and a water container (bucket or gal milk jug).
  • Dress for the weather. We plant rain or shine.
  • The site of this year’s planting: The entrance to this fall’s planting area is located off Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark DE, 1/4 mile north of Smith Mill Road. Look for the “Tree Planting” signs..

About the Reforestation Project

Delaware Nature Society has managed the land at the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area for over 15 years, and has coordinated a major reforestation project at the park since 1991. More than 55,000 trees have been planted, enhancing biodiversity, and improving the quality of the watershed.