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Registered Tree Service Providers
(This web page is also known as Client Assistance Memo 2303.)

Revised June 1, 2015

Please Note: Neither the City nor this department endorses these firms or assumes liability for their services.

Info for Tree Service Providers

To be a registered tree service provider, you must submit a Tree Service Provider Registration Application to the Seattle Department of Transportation, along with a copy of:

  1. Washington State Contractor License
  2. City of Seattle Business License
  3. Certificate of Insurance, with City of Seattle listed as additional insured
  4. Current Annual Equipment permit number(s).

All firms must also agree to follow guidelines established by the Seattle Street Tree Ordinance (SMC 15.43); The Street Tree Manual, The Seattle Traffic Control Manual and the ANSI A300 Standards for tree care.

As the permittee you will be responsible for ensuring that pruning and other tree work complies with all ANSI 300 standards.  

For more information, call the City Arborist's office at 206-684-TREE (8733).

Info for Property Owners / Property Managers

Major pruning work on street trees requires the issuance of a permit. Only firms that are registered with the Seattle Department of Transportation will be issued permits for street tree work. The work they perform must be done in accordance with the City's guidelines and specifications as outlined in the Street Tree Manual.  If the firm you wish to hire is not listed below, please have them contact us, so we may assist them in obtaining the registration required to obtain a permit.

If you are planning to have work done on your planting strip trees, you, the property owner, should refer to the following Client Assistance Memos for instructions on how to care for trees that are located in the planting strip. For information on required permits, please see our website at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/treeplantapp.htm. For Planting Strip Paving and Tree Planting Rules see CAM 2304 . There are additional resources located on the City Arborist web page. Specifically go to: seattle.gov/transportation/treeplanting.htm seattle.gov/transportation/treeplantapp.htm and seattle.gov/transportation/pruningguides.htm.

The following is a list of tree service contractors who have met the requirements for registration as a tree service provider. They also have obtained a permit authorizing operation of equipment in the right-of-way (cannot impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and must have insurance and take precautions to assure pedestrian safety). There is currently no fee for tree permits, but fees may be assessed if heavy equipment must be staged in the right of way, or if there is a need for a traffic control plan review. Please note: Tree Service Registration or an Annual Equipment Permit does not allow a tree service to work on street trees without first obtaining a tree pruning/removal permit from the SDOT Arborists Office.

Company Name Phone Number Address
A Fortiori Trees 206-300-0174 1405 NW 85th St, Seattle  98117
A & M Tree Service NW Inc 425-867-2307 19712 147th Ave SE, Renton  98058
Apical Tree Service 206-679-8253 2228 NW 61st St, Seattle,  98107
Arborists NW, LLC 206-779-2579 P.O. Box 909, Mercer Island  98040
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. 425-483-9339 7424 NE 175th ST, Kenmore  98028
Ballard Tree Service 206-782-8202 9708 14th Ave NW, Seattle  98177
Big Huge Trees Tree Service 2067904605 15502 9th Ave NE, Shoreline  98155
Big Trees, Inc 360-563-2700 10928 Spring Getty Rd, Snohomish  98296
Blooma Tree Experts, LLC (206) 714-9835 P.O. Box 31945, Seattle  98103
Bruhn Logging & Tree Service 253-261-5984 28616 SE 456th St, Enumclaw  98022
Davey Tree Experts 206-829-8500 P.O. Box 4252, Bellevue  98009
Emerald Tree Service 206-726-0668 4102 S Oregon St, Seattle  98118
First Leaf Design & Tree Care 360-840-3781 4100 Densmore Ave N, Seattle  98103
Fluent Tree Professionals 206-605-7846 4632- 1st Avenue NE, Seattle  98105
In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes 425-486-2180 x104 23622 BOTHELL EVERETT HWY,  Bothell  98021
Kemp West, Inc 425-334-5572 3800 Sinclair Ave, Snohomish  98290
Madison Park Tree 206-300-2407 2514 E Ward St, Seattle  98112
Major Tree 206-794-1721 8701 22ND AVE NW, Seattle  98117
Northern Arboriculture, Inc. 206-306-1740 8660 Island Dr S., Seattle  98118
Northwest Arboriculture LLC 425-806-6945 5616 Maltby RD, Woodinville  98072
Northwest Tree Experts 253-875-9715 P.O. Box 4142, Spanaway  98387
Norwest Tree Experts 206-660-2835
425-814-1444
1647-153RD AVENUE SE, Bellevue  98007
Out on a Limb Tree Co, LLC 206-938-3779 P.O BOX 15247, Seattle  98115

PnD Logging & Tree Service

425-432-7636

20311 SE 240th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Renaissance Tree Care 206-362-6565 12533 1st Ave NW. Seattle  98177
Seattle Tree Preservation 206-367-4048 13350 Lake City Way NE, Seattle  98125
Symbiosis Tree Care 206-841-3158 13024 37th Av NE,  Seattle  98125
Terrain Seattle 206-379-1916

12218 51st Place S
Tukwila, WA 98166

The FA Bartlett Tree Expert Co 425-481-6529 P.O. Box 82097, Kenmore  98028

The Tree Stewards

425-333-5551

5405 Tolt River Road NE
Carnation, WA 98014

Tree Cycle 206-789-0534 1240 NW 116th ST, Seattle  98177
Tree Harmony Arborists, LLC 206-275-0991 P.O. Box 1261, Mercer Island  98040
Tree People 206-853-4538 12345 24th Ave NE, Seattle  98125
Trees for Life (425) 485-4758 P.O BOX 1586, Bothell  98041
The Tree Stewards LLC (425) 333-5551 5405 Tolt River Rd NE, Carnation  98014
Trelstad Enterprises, LLC 206-935-4116 PO BOX 1167, Maple Valley  98038
Urban Arborist, LLC 206-930-1427 9513 Phinney AVE N,  Seattle  98103

 

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