Property owners are responsible for the purchase and placement of the initial street trees on a property. Planting of street trees may take place 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.
The Forestry Department will again offer the Planting Assistance Program to help with the planting of boulevard trees in association with the planting permit process. Information will be provided for this program at the time of the on-site property inspection.