Division Services & Information

The mission of the Bismarck Forestry Division is to manage and improve the health of the urban forest while enhancing the quality of life for our growing community.


Our Division is responsible for:
  • Landscaping information
  • Planting, pruning, and removal of trees
  • Insects, diseases, and abiotic damage information
  • Urban forestry information
  • Community resources and programs


Doug Wiles
City Forester
ISA Certified Arborist

601 S. 26th St. 
Bismarck, ND  58506
Ph: (701) 355-1733

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featured Tree 

Larix sibirica - Siberian Larch 

This tree is classified as a deciduous conifer, meaning the needles shed each fall. This is a very unique tree for the landscape. The needles are soft and provide very attractive yellow fall color. 

Height: 30-60'     Site Preference: Moist, intolerant of shade
Spread: 15-25'    Ornamental Value: Yellow fall color                     
Form: Pyramidal, Spreading    Insect/Disease: None serious
Leaf type: Needle, soft                                                  
Fruit type: Cones
Siberian Larch

Featured Topic 

Is your firewood harboring a killer? Forest pests can hitchhike on your firewood! Don't bring Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) into North Dakota! We are asking the public not to move firewood in or out of Bismarck as this increases the risk of spreading harmful pests and diseases of trees.

City of Bismarck Emerald Ash Borer Plan

Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection, Use, & Environmental Protection - released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, May 2010.