Middle Run Tree Planting

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

Fall 2023 Middle Run Tree Planting Event

Saturday, November 4
9am – 1pm

Learn More and Register

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.

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 Valley Natural Area Park 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.

Learn about our other wildlife-supporting activities:

Bird Conservation Supporting Pollinators

Managing Land for Wildlife

Help Wildlife at Home

Planting trees at Middle Run is one of the many things we’ve done to help birds, butterflies and other wildlife. You can do this too at home! Learn to Garden for Water and Wildlife.

Garden for Wildlife Preserve Your Land Advocate for Healthy Lands