Valley City is a Tree City USA.

The City of Valley City has a part-time forester during the months of May through September to enforce ordinances and identify diseased trees.

Here is a short list of things you can do to make our Dutch Elm Disease prevention program successful:

  • Quick removal of diseased elms from the urban forest once they have been identified for Dutch Elm Disease.
  • Quick disposal of elm wood and stumps (elm bark beetles live under the bark, and a few logs stacked in someone's backyard can jeopardize healthy elms within a couple blocks).
  • Notify the City Forester if you would like me to inspect your tree or are concerned a tree might have Dutch Elm Disease.

Here is a short list of things you can do to keep our trees safe:

  • Keep your trees trimmed so there is 8' of clearance above sidewalks.
  • If you think a tree poses a public hazard, please notify the City Forester and he will inspect it.
  • Please refer to Section 8-06-16 of the City Code before planting trees near streets and sidewalks.

The City also has a handout of suggested tree species to plant.

Helpful Links

The City Forester works with the following portions of Valley City Municipal Code (Ordinances), for more information, please use the following links:

Contact Us

Bob Anderson, City Forester
Phone: (605) 695-1344

Brandy Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (701) 845-8125