April is Earth Month, and Governor John Carney joined volunteers, representatives of DNREC and the Department of Agriculture to kick off the Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative, or TEDI, in Felton on Monday.
The initiative was announced in 2021 to plant one million trees, one for every Delaware resident, across the state.
Governor Carney says the initiative will not only benefit generations to come, but trees are a valuable tool to help reduce our carbon footprint and accomplish a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26% by 2025. Trees also provide a buffer zone for low-lying coastal areas and waterways.
Delawareans who plant a tree can contribute to the data on the state’s TEDI online tracker, which is at de.gov/tedi. The site not only tracks the number of trees planted in the state, but helps with volunteering events and opportunities.
So far, over 50,000 trees have been planted.