Hazardous Tree Removal
Forestry Division staff inspects the trees in parks, recreation areas, and along city streets to ensure the safety of those using these facilities and public areas. Trees determined to be structurally unsafe are removed at no charge to the adjacent property owner.
When a structurally unsafe boulevard tree is detected, the Forestry Division will notify the adjacent property owner. Sometimes these trees can be saved through proper bolting and/or cabling techniques. Homeowners then have the option to either save these trees at their own expense, using proper arboricultural techniques, or have the Forestry Division remove the unsafe tree at no charge.
Trees in parks, recreation areas and along city streets with large broken branches and split tree trunks should be reported to the Forestry Division immediately at (701) 355-1700.
Boulevard Tree Removal Policy and Permit
A Boulevard Tree Removal Permit is required before removing any tree from the street rights of way. Call the Forestry Division or fill out the online form to request a Boulevard Tree Removal Permit.
The Forestry Division will Remove the Boulevard Tree at no charge if:
Sewer Lines and Trees
The City of Bismarck Public Works Department often receives calls from residents dealing with sewer backups. Many times the resident will find that tree roots have clogged their sewer service line and then make the request for the tree to be removed. There are several misconceptions with this approach. Read on...