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Community Forestry

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

Community Forestry GrantsND TIP Tool

North Dakota Forest Service Community Forestry personnel provide leadership and technical assistance to communities throughout the state, including: 

  • Tree selection
  • Proper planting & tree care
  • Shade tree ordinances
  • Forestry management plans
  • Tree pest surveys
  • Workshops
  • Community tree inventory
  • Cost-share grant funding (available for public tree planting and program development projects)

Community Forestry Staff

Vacant - Community Forestry Manager - Carrington
PO Box 219, Carrington, ND  58421-0219  •  Tel: (701) 652-2951  •  E-mail:

Grace Ivesdal - Community Forestry Specialist - Fargo
NDSU - Dept 7680, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050  •  Tel: (701) 231-4234  •  E-mail:

Craig Lingen - Volunteer/Partnership Coordinator -  Fargo
NDSU - Dept 7680, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050  •  Tel:  • Email:

Beth Peske - Community Forestry Assistant - Bismarck

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