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Community Forestry

Aerial view of a North Dakota Community
Aerial view of a North Dakota Community

Community forestry involves the selection, planting and long-term care of the trees in our cities and towns, where most North Dakota residents live.  The health of this urban forest contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of our communities.

North Dakota Forest Service Community Forestry personnel provide leadership and technical assistance to communities throughout the state, including tree selection, proper planting and tree care, development of shade tree ordinances and forestry management plans, tree pest surveys, and workshops.  Cost share grant funding is available for public tree planting and program development projects.


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North Dakota Forestry Consultants

Community Forestry Staff

Gerri Makay - Community Forestry Manager                                                                                                                                                                            PO Box 219, Carrington ND  58421-0219                                                                                                                                                                                       Telephone:  (701) 652-2951     Fax: (701) 652-2055

Joel Nichols - Community Forestry Specialist                                                
E-mail:                                                                                                                                                                                          916 East Interstate Avenue Suite #4, Bismarck ND  58503-1227                                                                                                                                                     Telephone:  (701) 328-9948      Fax:  (701) 328-9947


Mary O'Neill - Community Forestry Specialist
E-mail:                                                                                                                                                                                             6824 Hwy 32 S, PO Box 604, Lisbon, ND 568054-0604                                                                                                                                                                 Telephone:  (701) 683-4323 ext. 12     Fax:  (701) 683-5895

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