Memorial Trees/Tree Trials

Memorial Trees

Online maps of Memorial Tree locations are available.  Click on the following links to view the online maps: Arbor Day Tree Locations or Memorial & Dedication Tree Locations.  These maps offer information regarding the tree’s location in Bismarck, when the tree was dedicated, and to whom it was dedicated.  Interested in honoring a loved one with a tree planting?  Click here for more information.

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Memorial Donation Policy (PDF Download).


Western Tree Trials

Few tree species grow well in North Dakota’s climate, making it difficult to develop a diverse plant community.  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) partnered with ND State University’s Woody Plants Research Department in 2016 to study underutilized tree species.  The Western Tree Trials will determine the adaptability of 40 tree cultivars. NDSU will provide BPRD with 160 trees over a two-year period, four each of 40 tree cultivars. This partnership allows BPRD to try a variety of new trees, enhance the beauty and diversity of parks and support tree research.