Home to 67,000 people, Bismarck is a quaint community with natural history and outdoor activities. If you’re visiting this city you can explore its charming boutiques and stroll through Bismarck Urban Harvest—an open-air arts and entertainment market aimed at supporting local businesses— and find shade under the city’s nearly 18,000 street trees.
Bismarck’s urban forest saves the city almost $500,000 in stormwater management costs by intercepting 7.1 million gallons of stormwater each year. In addition, residents can appreciate the $84,332 savings in energy costs. Furthermore, the city’s urban forest removes 6,412 tons in air pollutants, saving the city more than $3,000.
Bismarck’s urban forest benefits are valued at $979,877.
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