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.


  • Landscaping information
  • Planting, pruning, and removal of trees
  • Insects, diseases, and abiotic damage information
  • Urban forestry information
  • Community resources and programs

Hot Topics

Tree Watering Tips for Drought Conditions

The “growing” concern for trees this spring is the drought that is intensifying across much of South Dakota. While it was a relatively mild winter for people, the dry fall and winter was tough on trees and most came into spring already under considerable moisture stress. The dry spring has turned the moderate moisture stress to severe for many trees.  Read on for the full article published by the SDSU Extension.

Boulevard Tree Planting

Now is a great time for tree planting.  The City of Bismarck has partnered with community minded sponsors again this year to provide a partial cost share for boulevard tree planting.  Click here for more information on the Partners In Planting program and how to request a boulevard tree planting permit.