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Tree care, maintenance, removal

Proper tree care and maintanance is crucial to the health of our community's urban forest and to preventing trees from becoming a liability to your home, neighboring trees, and your pocketbook.


For example, did you know that pruning and trimming American Elm during the growing season leaves your tree open to the introduction of Dutch Elm Disease (DED)?


Glacial Lakes Tree Service, LLC is owned and operated by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists. Chad and Tanner are professionally trained in arboriculture and located in Brookings, South Dakota. Glacial Lakes Tree Service, LLC is licensed and insured and carries workers compensation insurance on it's employees.



Brookings SD tree care



Arboriculture is the cultivation of trees and shrubs. Tree service requires more than removing trees and taking care of unsightly branches. The health of our community's trees depends on the expert knowledge of arborists. We have a strong aptitude for identification of diseases and disorders and how pruning contributes to the health or detriment of a tree. Through an understanding of best practices in tree care, Glacial Lakes Tree Service stands above other tree companies for hire.

Owners Chad Taecker and Tanner Aiken were both raised in South Dakota and developed a love for our natural landscape at young ages. Both are SDSU graduates and have gained much of their arboriculture education under the guidance of SDSU professor Dr. John Ball.


Tanner holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Arcitecture and brings extensive knowledge of horticulture to the business. He is an ISA Certified Arborist.


Chad earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters in Geography and is currently persuing a Doctorate in Wildlife & Fisheries. His research focuses on the mountain pine beettle epidemic in the Black Hills.  He began caring for trees in 2009 as the arborist for South Dakota State University and is also an ISA Certified Arborist.


Services include: free estimates and expertise knowledge on what your trees need to be healthy and beautiful. Please see our services page for more details.

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