The City does not warrant or guarantee any qualifications, credentials, or quality of work that might be provided by a tree pruner/tree service. Those interested in tree services are encouraged to contact the Better Business Bureau, other consumer protection agencies and/or solicit recommendations from previous customers.


Also, the City highly encourages citizens that hire someone or a company to do tree work for them to call the individual’s / company’s insurance representative and verify that:
  1. The insurance is current
  2. The insurance is for tree work not landscaping, construction, painting, etc.
  3. They carry workers compensation for tree workers
Avoid possible fraud or misunderstanding. Hire only city certified, insured and qualified companies to prune trees. The Urban Forester suggests that you do not take the first offer that comes around; shop for the best price even if it takes longer to get your yard and trees cleaned up; get a written price agreement; do not pay the entire amount agreed upon for work up front; and pay a small deposit, such as 10% to guarantee the tree service will do the work.

Pay half when 50-60% of the work is complete. Only pay the last payment when all debris including stumps, if removals took place, are cleaned up and the debris meets the City’s Recycling and Trash Collection requirements for pick up or all material has been hauled off-site.

Any errors or omissions are strictly an oversight and not intended to mislead or misrepresent information pertaining to tree pruners/services. Any tree pruner, tree service or individual that finds discrepancies in the information provided here and information obtained in the field are encouraged to call 479-444-3471 and report such errors for corrections.

Additional Information

Citizens / businesses or tree pruners / services requiring additional information about the Commercial Tree Certification, the material covered in the workshop, and / or upcoming workshop dates contact the Parks and Recreation office at 479-444-3471.