Division Services & Information


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
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

Featured Topics

  • Partners in Planting Funds are still available for the 2016 season.  Deadline is quickly approaching. More information...
  • Did you know that evergreens like Pine and Spruce have needles that drop in the fall just like deciduous trees like Maple and Linden? It's a natural process but commonly causes concern in homeowners. Read on...

  • Winter will be around the corner before we know it, make sure your plants are prepared.  Read on...

​Invasive Tree Pest Awareness 


Moving firewood invites pests

BISMARCK – October is Firewood Awareness Month. With cooler temperatures and increases in firewood consumption, it is important for the public to understand the potential dangers of moving firewood.  Read on...