Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation & Forestry is proud to provide a full-service
Forestry Department.
The provided services include:
  • Trim and/or prune of city right-of-way (parking trees)
  • Remove dead, dying, hazardous or diseased trees from the parking or other city property
  • Grind out and remove stumps from the parking and city property and refill holes with black dirt
  • Other miscellaneous care of cracked and/or injured trees
  • Provide general information in regard to insect/disease problems infecting trees
Fort Dodge Forestry is a Proud Recipient of the
Tree City USA Award for the past 35 years!

2015 Tree city USA Award

Pictured left to right is Bruce Trautman–Deputy Director IDNR, Josh Ayala–City Forestry Technician, Aaron Steburg–City Forester, Matt Lara–City Parks and Forestry and Paul Tauke–State Forester. 

City of Fort Dodge:  Tree City USA Recipient

 DES MOINES – The City of Fort Dodge was recently honored with the 2015 Tree City USA Award at the 26th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau. 

 “The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees,” says state forester Paul Tauke. “The City of Fort Dodge has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.”

 Fort Dodge was one of 81 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the award, a city must, at a minimum, have either a city forester or an active city tree board; have a tree ordinance; spend at least $2 per capita annually for its community forestry program; and have a tree planting and maintenance plan. 

This is the 35th year that the City of Fort Dodge has been recognized as a Tree City USA

– one of the longest in the state! 

Contact Us

Kevin Lunn, City Forester
City Hall (more)
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • Phone: (515) 573-5791
  • Fax: (515) 573-5751
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    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 12:00noon
    1:00pm - 5:00pm

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