Who is responsible for street tree pruning/maintenance?

The forestry division has established a pruning cycle for street trees. Regular maintenance (like branches growing too low over the street, sidewalk, or driveway) that may be necessary between pruning rotations is the responsibility of the property owner.
NOTE: A pruning/removal permit must be obtained from the forestry division before performing work on street trees. Permits are available at NO COST to the property owner.

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1. Who is responsible for street tree pruning/maintenance?
2. Can I remove a street tree?
3. Can I plant trees in the boulevard?
4. What can I do about tall grasses and weeds in my neighborhood?
5. Why do I need a permit to plant a street tree?
6. Does the City control dandelions?
7. My street tree has a broken branch, who do I call?
8. Why is my evergreen tree turning yellow and brown on the inside?
9. How can I report Leafy Spurge infestations?
10. I believe tree roots are clogging my sewer pipes. What can I do?
11. Tree roots have lifted my sidewalk. What can I do?
12. Why are large stature trees recommended for planting in boulevard spaces 7 feet wide or larger?
13. How do trees benefit my neighborhood?
14. Can I prune branches off my neighbor’s tree overhanging my property?
15. What is the height requirement for clearance over streets and sidewalks?
16. Why must all companies that charge for tree pruning or removal service in Bismarck be licensed?
17. Can the Forestry Division recommend a licensed arborist to perform tree work on my property?
18. Where can I connect with other Volunteers?