Tree Surgeon Licenses

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Regulations regarding the planting, removal, or trimming of trees and shrubs can be found in Chapter 27 of the Municipal Code. A tree surgeon's license is required by any person who solicits or engages in the work of felling trees where there is a risk of limbs, branches or any other portion of the tree falling onto the public right of way.

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.

Application for Tree Surgeon's License

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   
Arbor Way 515-357-7111     
Country Landscapes 515-232-6864 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 
 
Lawn Pro LLC  515-291-5655     
RJ's Tree Service  515-494-8513     
Top Notch Tree Care 515-205-1474  Yes  Yes 
Treehugger, LLC
515-203-6370
   
Weiss Tree Service 515-441-2988  Yes   
Wright Tree Service  515-277-6291  Yes  Yes