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Licensed Commercial Arborists
A-1 Tree Service
Jason Fowler
Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-258-8517
Advanced Tree Service
Stan Churchill
Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-258-7500
Beaver Creek Tree Service
Kristin Dunbar and Doug Schultz
Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-471-2323 or 701-527-5100

Bullinger Tree Service
Leonard Bullinger Jr. 
Mandan, ND
Phone:  701-663-5121
*Also provides tree injection service
B & V Tree Service
Bill & Elvira Doll 
Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-255-1035
Kappel Tree Service LLC
Jeff Kappel
Bismarck, ND
Phone:  701-260-7600

Pelton Tree & Landscape
Micah Pelton
Hebron ND 58638
Phone: 720-626-2663
Portscheller Tree Service
BJ Portscheller
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-400-0754
Schweitzer Tree Service
Trent Schweitzer
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-400-7111   
Stegman Tree Service
David Scigliano
Leeds, ND
Phone: 701-609-2436
T-M Tree Service
Mike & Tammey Schutt
Center, ND
Phone: 701-794-3641 or 701-400- 4555                
The Tree Guy 
Josh White 
Box Elder, SD
Phone: 605-391-3005

Todd's Tree & Stump Removal
Todd Lawlar
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-770-3831

Small Trees or Shrubs Only:
Outdoor Services Inc
Dale Preszler
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-222-3889
*Also provides tree injection service  

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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) 355-1700, Option 3.

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