Fargo officials to move 30 trees outside downtown public library to new locations

Courtesy: City of Fargo
Courtesy: City of Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- The City of Fargo is moving 30 young trees outside the downtown library to permanent locations today.

City Forester Scott Liudahl says they have been growing 75 Elm, Maple, and Ginkgo saplings, and now they need more room to grow. He says the trees will largely be placed in the civic space between the library and Fargo City Hall with a tree-spade attachment, to move the trees with their roots intact. 

 "The nursery was put in place as a temporary location so that when the time was right the trees could be relocated within the Fargo community," said Fargo City Forester Scott Liudahl.

The trees are moving now before colder temperatures move into the F-M Metro. Liudahl says more trees are expected to be moved in 2024.