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Tree Contractor Services

Contractors perform many valuable and often dangerous services. They are often called upon after a storm or in an emergency situation. Tree contractors specialize in tree and shrub removals, pruning and trimming, cabling and bracing, and stump removal.

Many tree contractors have on staff one or more Certified Arborists. The certification means the Arborist has an educational background in many aspects of proper tree care. A Certified Arborist might also offer services like tree identification, planting suggestions, disease diagnosis, and tree valuations.

A person or business that is compensated for performing these services in city limits must be licensed.

License Requirements

Residents and business owners who are in need of tree care are advised to use the services of a licensed tree contractor. The City of Moorhead issues licenses to tree contractors. The license ensures the contractor has liability and workers compensation insurance, and has obtained a performance bond. The performance bond is issued by an insurance company or bank to guarantee satisfactory completion of a project by a contractor. The license must be renewed annually.

Simply because a tree contractor advertises in Moorhead does not mean they are properly licensed. These contractor licensing requirements are a safety measure to protect property owners. Property owners are encouraged to ask tree contractors to show their contractor’s license before they conduct any work on your property, or if they are selling their services door-to-door.

Businesses offering tree planting services are not required to have a license unless they also perform the additional tree contractor services mentioned above.

Forestry maintains a list of licensed tree contractors but does not recommend the services of any one licensed contractor over another. The property owner is advised to ask for references and credentials and to perhaps inspect previous work sites when they are deciding which firm to hire. This list is updated throughout the year.

Al's Seasonal Services

23161 Jewel Rd

Little Falls MN 56345

763.498.9249

Big Tree Nursery & Fischer Tree Service

1991 SE Main Ave 

Moorhead MN 56560

218.233.4465

Bjornson Tree Care & Landscaping

911 15 Street North

Moorhead, MN  56560

701.541.6500

Cougar Tree Care, Inc.
287 LIBERTY LN                 

HORACE ND 58047

701.729.7208

Jason Fischer Hedge Service

4569 Beach Lane South

Fargo, ND  58104

701.238.2618

Larry's Tree Service

105 22 AV N

FARGO ND 58102

701-232-7831

MIDWEST TREE & MAINTENANCE INC

PO BOX 196 

PELICAN RAPIDS MN 56572

218-863-1400

Neighborhood Services
1402 Broadway N

Fargo ND 58102

701-729-9300

Pioneer, LLC

4041 36th Ave S

Fargo ND 58103

701.282.9759

Roger Fischer Tree Service

6044 28 Avenue North

Moorhead, MN  56560

218.233.1260

S & S Landscaping Company Inc.

2777 Fiechtner Dr SW

Fargo ND 58107

701.235.1515

Tyler's Tree Service

607 Gerald Way

Colfax, ND  58018

701.730.1236

Walt's Tree Service

408 7 Street West

West Fargo, ND  58078

701.282.6541;701-799-2841

 Carr’s Tree Service
307 State HWY 78 N
Ottertail MN 56571
218-367-3355

Ground 1 Contracting
804 6 Ave S
Moorhead MN 56560
218-331-5727

 

Expectations of Contractors

Tree contractors cannot remove or trim trees growing on boulevards or in parks. Forestry is responsible for the maintenance and removal of the trees on public property. Residents can report concerns and request tree removal or tree trimming by contacting Forestry.

Tree contractors are required to haul away waste wood they have cut from a property owner’s lot. The Curbside Brush Pickup Service is not intended to be used as a cleanup service for tree contractors. This service is intended to assist property owners when they have removed small amounts of brush during routine maintenance tasks around their home.

Forestry contracts with licensed tree contractors to remove diseased or dead trees from private property as part of the Dutch Elm Disease Control Program. Moorhead Public Service also contracts with licensed tree contractors to perform power line clearance during the winter months.