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Licensed Commercial Arborists
A-1 Tree Service
Jason Fowler
1209 Crestview Ln
Bismarck, ND 58501-3047
Phone:  (701) 226-5197
Advanced Tree Service
Stan Churchill
103 W Ave B
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone:  (701) 258-7500

Bullinger Tree Service
Leonard Bullinger Jr.
4101 33rd Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone:  (701) 663-5121
*Also provide tree injection service
B & V Tree Service
Bill & Elvira Doll
904 W Turnpike Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1359
Phone:  (701) 255-1035
Hill Tree Trimming
Ron & Rhonda Hill
701 Spruce Ave
New Salem, ND 58563
Phone: (701) 471-2323

Kappel Tree Service LLC
Jeff Kappel
317 E Ave D
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 260-7600
Portscheller Tree Service
BJ Portscheller
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 400-0754


Schweitzer Tree Service
Trent Schweitzer
921 N Washington St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 400-7111       


T-M Tree Service
Mike & Tammey Schutt
PO Box 404
Center, ND 58530-0404
Phone: (701) 794-3641 or (701) 400-4555

Todd's Tree & Stump Removal
Todd Lawlar
7303 Hightop Lane
Bismarck, ND 58503
Phone: (701) 770-3831

Small Tree or Shrubs Only:
Outdoor Services Inc
Dale Preszler
1967 Frontier Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504-6917
Phone: (701) 222-3889
*Also provide tree injection service 

Any person doing commercial tree pruning or removal work in Bismarck must obtain a Commercial Arborist License by following the requirements below
  • Arborist Certification:
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist OR
    • Arborist Certificate issued by the City Forester - Requires passing a written competency test and a field test administered by the City Forester.
  • Insurance:
    • General liability $500,000.00 property damage and bodily injury for one person and $1,000,000.00 aggregate for each occurence.
  • Fees:
    • Arborist Certification Test: $75.00
      • If failed, must wait 90 days before testing again. $75.00 fee each time the test is administered.
    • Annual Licensing Fee: $75.00

Suggested Study Materials for the City of Bismarck Arborist Testing:
  • Arborists' Certification Study Guide - The NEW and REVISED ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide.
  • Arborist Equipment: A Guide to the Tools and Equipment of Tree Maintenance and Removal (2nd Edition) by Don Blair
  • Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (5th Edition) by Michael A. Dirr
  • A New Tree Biology and A New Tree Biology Dictionary by Shigo and Trees Associates
  • Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (4th Edition) by Richard W. Harris, Nelda Matheny, and James R. Clark

For more information on becoming a licensed commercial tree service, contact the
Bismarck Forestry Division at (701) 355-1733.

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