Obtaining an Arborist License

It shall be unlawful for any contractor to engage in the business of planting, cutting, trimming, pruning, removing, spraying, or otherwise treating or maintaining trees within the Town without procuring an arborist license issued by the Town Forester. The requirements of this section shall not apply to private landowners performing such work themselves on trees located wholly on their own private property or on public right of way.

License Application Process:

Any business desiring an arborist license shall complete the Town of Erie Arborist License Application. No arborist license shall be issued or renewed without the approval of the Town Forester.

Licensing Fee: 

  • Each applicant shall pay an annual arborist license fee of $25.00.
  • Arborist licenses shall be renewed each calendar year.
  1. Minimum Requirements
  2. Licensee Responsibility
  3. suspension or revocation
  4. Insurance Requirements
  5. Pesticide Applicator's License

The Town  Forester is authorized to issue arborist licenses to persons or businesses that meet the following minimum requirements:

  • The person, or at least one person currently on the staff of a business, must be designated as a qualified arborist by the Town Forester. To be designated as a qualified arborist, the individual must hold a current Certified Arborist or greater certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture or hold a current Registered Consulting Arborist designation through the American Society of Consulting Arborists.
  • The licensee must sign an affidavit to certify that all tree work will be performed under the direct supervision of the qualified arborist and will comply with the standards and specifications for arboricultural practices referenced in the Municipal Code section 7-3.6.