Arborists License

In 2019, the City of Aberdeen developed an Ordinance that requires anyone doing commercial tree work on private property within city limits to be licensed. Licensing is administered through the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department. If a property owner hires someone to treat, trim and or remove trees, the person doing the work must possess a current license. For additional information, please see the requirements below or contact the City Forester.
2023 Licensed Arborists
Company Name
Company Contact
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Certified Arborist
Matt's Tree Service
Matt Swearingen
135 E Campbell Ave
Stratford, SD 57474
Kappes Tree Service
Ron Kappes
PO Box 365
Leola, SD 57456
Doerr's Tree Service
Alvin Doerr
419 N Congress St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Bower's Tree Service
Ray Bower
305 3rd St
Frederick, SD 57441
John's Tree Service
John Artz
PO Box 705
Aberdeen, SD 57402
Dakota Tree Company
Justin Toennies
620 Shortridge Drive
Aberdeen, SD 57401
K&A Log
Keith Miller
38514 139th St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
J Han Tree Service
Jeff Hanebuth
13 10th St S #1
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Sand Lake Tree LLC
Andrew Murray
11698 395th Ave
Columbia, SD 57433
Timber Tree Service
Nathan Palmer
38952 SD HWY 20
Mellette, SD 57461

  1. Aaron Kiesz

    City Forester

  2. Forestry Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401


    Fax: 605-626-7989

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.