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 & Doug Schultz
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-426-6467 or 701-333-8793
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

Portscheller Tree Service
BJ Portscheller
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-400-0754
Schweitzer Tree Service
Trent Schweitzer
Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-400-7111
Jacobsen Tree Experts
Dane Jacobsen & Austen Jay Gillis
Tea, SD
Phone:  605-323-8177

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

Green Planet Solutions
Julius Lorz
Bismarck, ND 
Phone:  701-391-3595
Family Tree and Landscaping
Joel Campbell
Cando ND
Phone:  701-370-6325
    Small trees or shrubs:
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, Third Edition by S.J. Lilly
  • 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
For more information on becoming a licensed commercial tree service, contact the
Bismarck Forestry Division at (701) 355-1700, Option 3.