Boulevard Tree Pruning
The Forestry Division prunes the street trees on a rotational basis. It is sometimes necessary for homeowners to prune the trees adjacent to their property between the rotation pruning conducted by the Forestry Division. A Pruning Permit is required before pruning boulevard trees. There is no charge for the permit. The Forestry Division will provide information on how to properly prune trees without causing them damage or injury. To request a permit, call the Forestry office at 701-355-1700 or fill out the online request form.
Boulevard Trees are identified as those growing in the City rights of way area behind the curb. Street trees belong to the City of Bismarck and are tended by the adjacent property owners. The Forestry Division maintains a computer inventory of the street trees which includes a history of the work performed on each tree. A permit system is used to grant property owners permission to prune, remove, or plant trees within City rights of way.