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
Forestry staff planting a tree


Fort Dodge Awarded MidAmerican Energy Trees Please! Grant
Fort Dodge, Iowa – (May 15, 2019) - Representatives from MidAmerican Energy Company presented a grant check in the amount of $1,000 to the city of Fort Dodge on May 15, 2019.
The grant is part of the MidAmerican Energy's Trees Please! energy efficiency program. The program will allow Fort Dodge to fund tree planting projects in common areas such as publicly owned properties, schools and community spaces.
Trees have a wealth of benefits. When incorporated into an energy-efficient landscape design, trees can improve energy efficiency by serving as natural windbreaks in the winter and providing shade to homes and businesses in the summer. Planting trees also improves air quality and helps to protect and nourish the soil.
Fort Dodge is one of 61 Iowa cities and community organizations receiving grants through the Trees Please! program. Grant recipients were selected based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community, and the ability to obtain matching funds.
For more information about Trees Please!, call 800-434-4017 or visit MidAmerican Energy's Plant Trees, Save Energy web page.

Contact Us

Kevin Lunn, City Forester
City Hall (more)
819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • Phone: (515) 576-7237 x 3
  • Fax: (515) 573-5751
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 12:00noon
    1:00pm - 5:00pm

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