Boulevard Tree Planting
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.
Call the Forestry Division or fill out the Boulevard Tree Planting Permit Request
Volunteer Planting Opportunities
If your group is interested in organizing a volunteer planting project, please contact the Forestry Division to discuss planting possibilities.
- Tree Owner's Manual (PDF)
- A manual for the life of your tree by the USDA Forest Service.
- National Arbor Day Foundation
- View Tree Planting Techniques from the Arbor Day Foundation.
- Planting Trees in Designed and Built Community Landscapes - Checklists for Success
- Presented here are the current recommendations and ecological guidelines for tree selection, planting, and after-care based on good science and cutting edge research.
- Trees and Shrubs for North Dakota
- NDSU Extension Service has developed this document that includes photographs and descriptions of trees and shrubs hardy for ND.
- University of Illinois Tree Database
- Select trees by genus and species to view photos to tree habit, leaves, buds, stems, flowers, fruit, fall color, bark and culture.
- Avoiding Tree and Utility Conflicts
- Helpful hints for tree planting around utilities developed by the International Society of Arboriculture.
- Weed Control in Tree Plantings
- View the NDSU Extension bulletin.
- Windbreaks for Rural Living
- View the University of Nebraska Extension bulletin.