Forestry

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

Featured Topics

  • Mark your calendar!  
    The North Dakota Urban and Community Forestry Association (NDUCFA) is having its 31st annual conference and trade show in Fargo, ND.  Conference dates are January 28 - 30, 2019.  This conference will feature vendors and speakers from across the upper Midwest.  Additionally, the North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association will be holding their conference and trade show at the same time.  Registration with either organization will allow for attending speaker sessions with each group.  Visit the NDUCFA website for more information and to register for this great conference!
  • An ISA Certified Arborist Exam is coming up on January 28, 2019.  
    The exam will be held in Fargo, ND.  Exam registration begins at 7:30 am. Interested applicants need to register at the International Society of Arboriculture website.  NOTE: registration deadline is January 10, 2019

  • Beautification Award nominations are wanted for the 2019 Arbor Day celebration. Beautification Awards are presented to businesses and organizations for going above and beyond what is required by the Landscaping and Screening Ordinance to enhance and improve the image of their commercial properties in Bismarck. Click here to make your nomination!

  • Opportunity for 4th and 5th grade teachers in Bismarck!  
    Partner with the City of Bismarck Forestry Division in our new children’s outreach program designed to help reach students with STEM activities. Click here for more information.


In the News

  • Improve mental health with exposure to trees and nature. 
    If stress about the upcoming holiday season is beginning to build, put on your coat and hat, get yourself outside and walk around under your neighborhood trees. Exposure to nature reduces depression, anxiety and stress! Time spent in nature provides a wealth of mental health benefits.  Read on...