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Posted on: April 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck to Celebrate Arbor Day May 5

2023 Arbor Day brochure-1The Bismarck Forestry Division will host a community recognition program and ceremonial tree planting Friday, May 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM, at Sertoma Park, 300 Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck.  The event will take place near the Amusement Park and Sertoma Community Center.  The public is welcome and invited to attend. The 2023 Arbor Day theme is: “Pay it Forward, Plant a Tree”.


Each year a ceremonial Arbor Day tree is dedicated to a local citizen whose efforts have made a significant contribution to Bismarck's urban forest.  The 2023 ceremonial tree planting will be dedicated in recognition of Randy Bina, retired Executive Director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation, for more than 33 years of distinguished service in advancing parks and recreation opportunities for the community of Bismarck through collaborative and professional leadership with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.


The Arbor Day Ceremony will include Apple Seed Awards presented for 2022 landscape beautification efforts on public property, Beautification Award for 2022 landscape beautification efforts on private property, and recognition of 2022 Partners in Planting program sponsors.  Bismarck will also be celebrating 46 years as a Tree City USA.


Mayor Mike Schmitz will be in attendance to read the Arbor Day Proclamation and give remarks.  The Innovation School Teal and Purple Bands will attend and give Arbor Day presentations.


The tree planting will take place (weather permitting) at the close of the program.  


Additional Arbor Week/Month activities include:

  • A visit to the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library for story time on Thursday, May 5th 
  • Tree planting with The Innovation School at Tatley Park on Tuesday, May 9th


For more information visit the Forestry Division's webpage or call 355-1700.  


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