Bismarck Arbor Day Planning has begun for the City of Bismarck's 2018 Arbor Day celebration. Arbor Day is always the first Friday in May in North Dakota; this year's celebration will take place on Friday, May 4th.
The City of Bismarck will receive recognition for its 41st year as a Tree City USA. Appleseed Awards for planting on public property in 2017 and a Beautification Award for planting on private property in 2017 will be given as well as recognition of our 2017 Partners In Planting program sponsors.
|A huge THANK YOU! goes out to our wonderful 2018 Arbor Day Sponsors:|
|Markwed Excavating Inc|
|Bismarck-Mandan Garden Club|
|A-1 Tree Service|
Arbor Day Photo Contest - "Trees Make a World of Difference"
In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Bismarck Forestry Division is pleased to announce the 2018 Arbor Day photo contest. The contest is open to all 5th grade students in the City of Bismarck. This includes both public and private schools and home school students.
Deadline for submitting photos is Friday, April 13, 2018.
Click here for contest rules and details.
Click here to enter your photo.
AwardsBeautification awards are presented to businesses and organizations for landscaping to enhance and improve the image of their commercial properties in Bismarck. Apple Seed awards are presented to individuals and service clubs for landscape beautification efforts on public property in Bismarck.
Tree City USA Award
The Tree City USA Award is presented to the City of Bismarck each year on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration. Bismarck has been meeting the Tree City USA requirements since 1978.
Other Celebration Activities
Many other activities take place on Arbor Day. Ceremonial Arbor Day trees are dedicated to local citizens whose efforts have made a significant contribution to Bismarck's urban forest. Third and fourth grade students in Bismarck's elementary schools are provided the opportunity to view educational videos about Arbor Day and the care of trees. Forrest Von Flickentale, a flickertail gopher and the Forestry Division mascot, helps with tree planting ceremonies and works to promote and inspire tree planting and care.
Arbor Day Resources
- Arbor Day Celebration Ideas for Elementary Teachers
- Teacher's Guide to Arbor Month - MN Dept of Natural Resources website
- Arbor Day History in Bismarck