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Our certifications

After a 9 month application process our application for participation in the Minnesota Small Business Procurement Program as both a Woman Owned Small Business and a Tree Care Company has been approved. We are the only Woman Owned Tree Care Company & the only Small Business Tree Care Company certified to do business with the State of Minnesota.

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Minnesota Small Business Procurement Program

The Office of State Procurement determined that Melissa, owner of Alliance Tree Care Inc., was owned and operated as a woman owned small business.  Thus allowing Alliance Tree Care Inc., to be registered to take on tree industry projects within the State of MN.  Melissa DBA Alliance Tree Care Inc., is the only woman owned Tree Care Company with this accreditation within the State of Minnesota. Absolutely one of the certifications to be very proud of!

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Minnesota Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The goal of the DBE program is to make sure there is equal opportunity in the award of US DOT-FTA-FAA-FHWA assisted contracts for highway, transit, and airport projects. The program is intended to create a “level playing field” on which DBEs can compete fairly with larger non-DBE firms.

Every year government agencies in Minnesota spend millions of dollars on highway, airport, housing, and transit planning, construction, and maintenance projects. DBE’s are Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. DBE’s are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest in the firm and control the management and daily business operations.  To become a Certified DBE firm, they must be verified by the MnUCP as meeting Federal DBE Regulation standards.

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International Society of Female Professionals

The International Society of Female Professionals is an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, empowering, and advancing like minded professional women.  Among all the certifications, this is a very important one and Melissa has a lifelong membership, and has been an active  member since 2020. 

Women Owned Small Business Certification

We also have a WOSB Women Owned Small Business & WBE Womens Business Enterprise Certifications.  Certifications awarded through WBENC.  WBENC Certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman, Melissa. This means one or more women must have unrestricted control of the business, a demonstrated management of day-to-day operations, and a proportionate investment of capital or expertise. To become certified, business owners undergo a thorough rigorous vetting process, including an annual detailed business documentation review and onsite visit.  

Better Business Bureau Accredited

BBB Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by BBBs in North America.

These standards are based on BBB’s determination of the attributes of a better business. They incorporate not only lawful business practices, but also BBB’s experience with ethical advertising, selling and customer experiences. For a business to qualify for BBB Accreditation, it must continually meet these standards. Not all businesses will qualify for BBB Accreditation.

In a market saturated with companies vying for customers, BBB Accreditation gives consumers confidence that they’re dealing with an ethical and vetted business.

Our Memberships

ISA International Society of Arboriculture Membership
ISA International Society of Arboriculture

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture.  ISA promotes higher standards for us all to adhere to.   

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MSA Minnesota Society of Arboriculture

The Minnesota Society of Arboriculture (MSA) is a leader in community forestry throughout our state.  Our mission is to foster a passionate and professional community for those who care for trees within the State of Minnesota.  Through education we advance the practice, science & technology of tree care.  

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TCIA Tree Care Industry Association

Tree Care Industry Association develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice and management information for tree and landscape firms around the world.  They provide education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care.  

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Tree Care Registry

All Minnesota Tree Care Companies must register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Tree Care Registry.  This allows us to function along the guidelines of not only the State of Minnesota Forestry Division, but also the Department of Agriculture.  Our safe practices are what ensures the health of our land for generations to come.  

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Society of Commercial Arboriculture

The Society of Commercial Arboriculture (SCA) members are concerned with establishing and sustaining long-range programs such and management, business trends, certification, legal issues, safety standards, compliance, equipment evaluation, job costing and tree evaluation.  We stay connected on a global level with other Tree Care Company owners to discuss the pros and cons within our industry and our personal businesses.  

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Society of Municipal Arborists

The Society of Municipal Arborist (SMA) is an organization dedicated to maximizing efforts in the management and maintenance of trees in urban area.  The core values and mission is to make sure we successfully assist urban forestry for the betterment of our inner cities and it’s inhabitants.