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

  1. Aaron Kiesz

    City Forester
    Phone: 605-626-7015

  2. Forestry Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401


    Phone: : 605-626-7015
    Fax: : 605-626-7989

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