Forestry team works to plant, maintain Bismarck gardens

BISMARCK, N.D. - Homeowners who plant flower spends lots of time watering, weeding and maintain them.

Imagine if your garden spaces span the entire city.

Calista Moch and Emily Nelson have their hands full. They spend their summer days digging up dirt and planting flowers all over the Capital City.

"It's a lot of work but it's kind of fun, too, just being able to make something look a lot better than it did before," said Moch, forestry tech.

Working together makes a day's work go by quickly.

"It's awesome. It's so much fun to be able to enjoy doing work and being able to do it with your best friend. We definitely keep each other entertained," said Emily Nelson, forestry tech.

The goal of the city forestry department is to have the downtown atmosphere have more green-scape.

"Just trying to make it look beautiful, as you can see there's a lot of bare spots all around down here. So, just trying to get beautification of the downtown and around the city," said Mike Miller, landscape arborist.

Miller says having more green-scape in the area is better than not having anything green downtown.

The Bismarck forestry department gets a lot of compliments for the work that they do and they say people in the community walk by and appreciate the beauty that they spread all across the city.

The Forestry department maintains 45 landscaping beds and 20 planters throughout the city.