Property owners may plant street trees after obtaining a free tree planting permit from the Fargo Forestry Department. A department representative will conduct an on-site inspection to determine where the trees can be placed and recommend species that are appropriate for the site.
Considerations for placement of trees in the boulevard include:
- Proper spacing between trees
- Minimum distance from intersections, fire hydrants, street lights, overhead and underground utilities, water service lines, driveways, etc.
Request Expectations & Timeline
Once a request for a planting permit is sent in for review, action will take place from the Forestry Department approximately one (1) week after submission. A certified arborist will stake the planting location(s) and communicate with residents by leaving paperwork which includes a list of approved trees at the resident's door during the boulevard inspection.