Property owners may plant street trees by obtaining a Permit to Plant Trees on Public Street Right-of-Way from the Forestry Division. Permits are free of charge.
A forester will conduct an on-site inspection to determine where the trees can be placed, recommend species that are best suited for each site, and issue the permit. In most cases it is not necessary for the homeowner to be present. Placement of trees in the boulevard area must accommodate proper spacing between trees and minimum distances from: intersections, fire hydrants, street lights, overhead wires, driveways, mailboxes, street lights, and water service lines.
If your group is interested in organizing a volunteer planting project, please contact the Forestry Division to discuss planting possibilities.
2019 Garden Expo Tree Giveaway
The Forestry Division was a vendor at the 2019 Garden Expo held at the Bismarck Event Center. Boulevard tree planting information was available as well as lots of other great tree information. We were also able to giveaway a boulevard tree to one lucky homeowner!