Technical Assistance for Property Owners

Available Services to Homeowners
The Forestry Division provides private property tree inspections to homeowners in Bismarck. A fee of $25 per half-hour is charged for calls on private property (more information below under Private Property Tree Inspections).

There is no charge for the following services:
  • Inspection for Dutch elm disease
  • Inspection of boulevard trees
  • Permit to prune or remove boulevard trees
  • Permit to plant boulevard trees

Private Property Tree Inspections
The City Forester is available to inspect trees on private property. There is a fee of $25 per half-hour that will be charged to the homeowner. Fill out the online Tree Inspections form and we will schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Forestry Division at (701) 355-1733. Thank you and have a great day!
Boulevard Planting Permit
The Urban Forestry Programs Specialist is available to permit boulevard trees at the homeowners request. There is no charge for a permit to plant boulevard trees. Fill out the online Tree Planting Permit form and we will schedule an appointment. Note: It is not necessary to be home during the permitting process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Forestry Division at (701) 355-1733.