A property owner may trim or fell trees on his or her own property without a license except where there is a risk of limbs, branches or any other portion of the tree falling or coming into contact with electric utility lines.
Applicants for licenses must furnish the City of Ames with certificates of insurance evidencing the following coverage's for the entire license period:
- Comprehensive General Liability with limits of no less than $500,000 combined single limits per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. The City of Ames must be named as an additional insured and a copy of the current insurance certificate shall be maintained on file with the City Clerk.
- Automobile Liability with limits of no less than $500,000 combined single limits per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage.
The current license period is July 1 through June 30 of each year. The application fee is $35.
Tree Surgeons licensed for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:
|Business Name||Phone||Certified Arborist on staff?||Commercial Pesticide Applicator?|
|Ames Story Tree and Lawn||515-232-8153||Yes||Yes|
|Dan's Custom Landscapes||515-292-0923||Yes||Yes|
|Emma Joe's Tree Service||515-291-2164|
|FINCO Tree/Wood Service||515-769-2336|
|Flying Squirrel Matt Michael||515-451-1068|
|Lawn Pro LLC||515-291-5655|
|RJ's Tree Service||515-494-8513|
|Top Notch Tree Care||515-205-1474||Yes||Yes|
|Weiss Tree Service||515-441-2988||Yes|
|Wright Tree Service||515-277-6291||Yes||Yes|