Arbor Day Foundation Names Minot a 2023 Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation Names Minot a 2023 Tree City USA

Minot was named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Minot achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“We are excited to once again be named a Tree City USA.  This marks Minot’s 32nd year to receive this honor.” says Elly DesLauriers, Executive Director of the Minot Park District.  “We are grateful for our partnership with the City of Minot and their continued support of the Forestry Department as well as our passionate community partners.  We also thank our dedicated staff for their knowledge and continued education that allows for the preservation of our urban forest for generations to come.”

The Minot Park District is celebrating Arbor Day on May 18 at Oak Park from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Minot Parks invites attendees to participate in a tree-planting initiative alongside our Forestry department.  There will be seedling trees to plant at home while supplies last.  Minot Parks Horticulture staff will be participating as well as the talk about the advantages of butterfly and perennial gardens starting at 9:30am.  North Dakota Department of Agriculture will also be on site to share their insights regarding the management of invasive insect species.   

“As the City Forester I would like to thank the citizens of Minot for their participation in our boulevard tree planting efforts and urban forest.” says Troy Regstad, City Forester.  “We have extremely passionate organizations and individuals that believe in the benefits that trees give our community and strive greatly to continue to improve our urban forest.”



Minot Park District

Madeline Knutson, Marketing Manager


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