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Arborist Licensing Information#

It is unlawful for any business to engage in the following activities within the city for commercial gain or profit without first procuring an arborist license from the City Forester.

Any licensee must perform all cutting, trimming, spraying, removing or pruning, of trees on public or private property within the city in accordance with the requirements in the "City of Fort Collins Tree Management Standards and Best management Practices" established by the City Forester and approved by the City Manager. Any licensee not complying with these standards may have their license suspended or revoked. The requirement of an arborist license does not apply to the production and maintenance of trees in a nursery setting.

Become an Arborist#

Submit a First Time Application

Are you a first-time arborist license applicant? Apply now using the link below.

Submit New License Application

Renew Your Application

Already a licensed arborist? Renew your application with us!

Submit Renewal Application

Required Literature#

All materials listed below must be downloaded, printed, and a picture taken to show proof of possession. Please read all materials below and be able to apply them to your practice as an Arborist.