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Title: Tree Care Registry
Alternate Title: Tree Care Registry
Description: All companies and persons that provide tree care or tree trimming services and/or who remove trees, limbs, branches, brush or shrubs for hire. This includes public, private, and governmental entities. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Subject: Landscapers
Tree Spaders
Creation Date: 9/15/2008 1:16:37 PM
Modification Date: 9/12/2019 2:23:38 PM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
Division Name: Plant Protection Division
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-201-6611
Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

Minn. Stat. § 18G.07 requires companies and persons conducting tree care activities to be registered with the commissioner. Not registering may subject you to penalty.

Registering is done one of two ways:

  1. Register online
  2. Print, complete, and mail the Tree Care Registry Application or request an application at 651-201-6611 or

Minn. Stat. § 18G.07 requires the following minimal information to be kept current:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • All counties in which services are provided

When registering, you will be asked to provide an email address.

After registration:

The registrant will receive an official certificate of registration. Certificates may be used as proof of registration for municipalities or individuals who require it.

The registrant will be identified on the MDA website and, therefore, to potential customers, as an officially registered tree care provider.

The registrant will receive direct and timely information about real and suspected exotic tree pest introductions in Minnesota and instruction as to what their role will be as well as regulations that may impact the way one does business.

The registrant will also receive occasional mailings of educational materials related to invasive species. 

Statutes: 18G.07


Tree Care Registry Application


Registration and annual renewals - $25

Period of Issuance:

Effective for one calendar year or any portion thereof. 

Length of Determination:

It takes approximately 2-3 days for the online payment to be deposited and then some days for the information to be posted online. Registration is backdated to the date the money was deposited.

Other Info:
Activity: Tree Care
License Detail URL:

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