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The City of Fargo to Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, May 17

Students will plant 75 trees at Madison Elementary School


The City of Fargo Forestry Department, Fargo Park District and River Keepers will celebrate Arbor Day in partnership with Fargo Public Schools on Friday, May 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at Madison Elementary School (1040 29th St. N.). After a speaking presentation, students will plant 75 new trees. This project is supported by an America the Beautiful Tree Planting Grant from the North Dakota Forest Service.

The Arbor Day Foundation has named The City of Fargo a 2024 Tree City USA, making this the 47th year The City has earned this honor. The Tree City USA program was founded in 1976 in an effort to encourage cities to establish and maintain urban forests. Tree City USA recognition is reached by meeting four overarching standards:
• Maintaining a tree board or department
• Having a community tree ordinance
• Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
• Celebrating Arbor Day

More information about the Tree City USA program is available at

To learn more about tree planting and care, contact the Forestry Department at 701.241.1465 or visit