Photo of students planting trees in Fargo for Arbor Day
City of Fargo

City of Fargo to Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, May 19


Local students will plant trees at Stonebridge 2 Park

The City of Fargo Forestry Department, Fargo Park District and River Keepers will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, May 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Stonebridge 2 Park (3520 32nd St. S.). After a speaking presentation, students from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School will plant approximately 2,000 new tree seedlings in the park.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has named The City of Fargo a 2023 Tree City USA, making this the 46th 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 arborday.org.

To learn more about tree planting and care in The City of Fargo, visit the Forestry Department at FargoND.gov, or call 701.241.1465.