First State Heritage Park Gives Voice to Dover’s Historic Trees

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“If These Trees Could Talk” Program Offered May 18 

DOVER, Del. – The trees on Dover’s Green stand like silent sentinels, beautifying the area and providing inviting shade. They have borne witness to many exciting events, playing a central role in The Green’s evolution.

If the trees of Dover could talk, what would they say? The public is invited to find out on at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Both an historical educator from the First State Heritage Park and Diane Crom, horticulturalist from the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will unlock the stories behind the trees on the Dover Green. They will explain tree identification and the natural history of the trees, and tell of the stories, legends, and lore associated with the trees on The Green. 

This program will begin in front of the Delaware Visitor Center. The fee for this program is $3 per person. For more information, please contact the First State Heritage Park at (302) 739-9194 or visit

Established by Governor Ruth Ann Minner in 2004, The First State Heritage Park at Dover is a partnership of state agencies, under the leadership of Delaware State Parks, working in collaboration with city and county government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector to create Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” linking historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777.