Division Services & Information

The mission of the Bismarck Forestry Division is to manage and improve the health of the urban forest while enhancing the quality of life for our growing community.


Our Division is responsible for:
  • Landscaping information
  • Planting, pruning, and removal of trees
  • Insects, diseases, and abiotic damage information
  • Urban forestry information
  • Community resources and programs
  1. Bismarck City Forester Initiates Elm Firewood Eradication

    Bismarck City Forester, Doug Wiles, announced that the Forestry Division will begin a city wide search for the over wintering and breeding habitat of the elm bark beetle as soon as conditions become conducive to search for firewood piles. Read on...
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Featured Topics

  • ARBOR DAY is getting closer! This year the City of Bismarck Forestry Division will be celebrating 42 years of Tree City USA.  We will also be recognizing our 2018 Partners in Planting Sponsors, distributing Appleseed Awards for tree planting and beautification efforts on public property in 2018 and a Beautification Award for tree planting and beautification on private property in 2018.
    Please join our celebration on May 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at Jaycee Park (located at 321 E Century Avenue). This year two trees will be planted to recognize two individuals; Carl Hokenstad for his outstanding dedication and 41 year commitment to the community as the Director of Community Development for the City of Bismarck, and Bill Wocken for his exemplary career as City Administrator for the City of Bismarck and to thank him for his tireless dedication to the community.

  • Consider supporting our Arbor Day and/or Partners in Planting Program this year!  Spring is right around the corner and we are gearing up for both the Partners in Planting program and the annual Arbor Day event. Once again, we are looking for Partners in the 2019 planting season and would welcome the opportunity to work with you.  If interested, please call the Forestry Division for more information or submit the Arbor Day and Partners in Planting Donation Form.

Invasive Tree Pest Awareness

  • Is your firewood harboring a killer? Forest pests can hitchhike on your firewood! Don't bring Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) into North Dakota! We are asking the public not to move firewood in or out of Bismarck as this increases the risk of spreading harmful pests and diseases of trees.