About Us

Our Service Motto

To be accurate and ethical in all dealings with our customers by offering fair prices, zero-pressure sales, and total commitment to our service and product quality.

3 Generations of Tree Care

On a sunny springtime morning in April 1980, the first privately- and locally-owned bucket truck (known in those days as “man baskets” or “cherry pickers”) was driven into Rapid City, SD by the father and son team of Charles and David Johnson.  What began that day as a modest, neighborhood tree-trimming adventure has grown today into the largest, most innovative and full-line tree care company in South Dakota’s history.

In 1983 David left the flourishing family business and moved away from Rapid City after graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology with a B.S. Degree in Computer Science.  The unfortunate loss of Charles eight years later in a fatal tree accident prompted Dave’s unplanned return home to head up the shaken tree-care company.  To this day, the memory of family patriarch Charles guides the daily activities at the Johnson Tree Company.  Charlie’s qualities of genuine character, common sense, effortless honor and uncomplicated integrity remain the underpinning attributes of the Johnson Tree Company’s foundation.

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

With the addition of Daniel, the Johnson Tree Company is now a 3rd Generation tree care company. Daniel is Charlie’s grandson and Dave’s nephew, and he joined South Dakota’s leading tree-care business in the Spring of ’07. The foundation – the roots – of South Dakota’s premier family tree care company are stronger yet!

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

the Johnson Tree Company continues to build on its future by linking itself to its rich, historical past. We’ve built upon our unprecedented success by providing conscientious care for our customers’ trees and our customers’ treescapes. For 35 years now we’ve been assisting nature in the Black Hills area by nurturing trees into healthy, flourishing specimens of grand and natural beauty.

Today, all personnel at the Johnson Tree Company are academically trained and field trained.  They’re tested and proven skilled in all aspects of professional arboriculture.  the Johnson Tree Company provides true expertise for all its customers’ tree-care needs – from initial tree sales and installation to long-term tree management and tree maintenance.

the Johnson Tree Company is not a discount cut-and-run tree “service”.  Our loyal customers expect to pay a fair price for our 35 years of tree expertise.  They rightfully demand – and receive – detailed guidance and specialized tree care for every dollar they spend with us.