Step one: Hire a Certified Arborist from our list.
|A1 Tree Service||509.623.0344|
|A.B.C. Consulting Arborists LLC||509.953.0293|
|Aardvark Tree Service||509.891.7650|
|Affordable Arborist Tree Care Inc||509.879.0577|
|All Seasons Tree Service||208.660.7461|
|Aspen Landscaping Inc.||509.993.3015|
|Bluebird Tree Care Inc||208.651.3959|
|Budget Arbor & Logging LLC||509.458.0838|
|C & C Yard Care Inc||509.482.0303|
|Clearwater Summit Group Inc||509.482.2722|
|Community Forestry Consultants Inc.||509.954.6454|
|Deep Roots Gardens & Landscaping||509.216.4835|
|Dr. Spruce's Lore Axe, LLC||208.659.2452|
|Frontier Tree Service||509.487.8733|
|Greenleaf Landscaping Inc||509.536.2885|
|Heindl Tree Care Inc||509.475.9135|
|Little Tree INW LLC||509.212.4972|
|Miller Tree Care LLC||509.981.4208|
|Northwest Plant Health Care a division of Bartlett Tree Experts||509.892.0110|
|Pine Marten Tree Care||509.904.6345|
|Sam's Tree & Landscape LLC||509.217.0300|
|Selkirk Landscape Services||509.536.1919|
|Skyline Tree Service LLC||509.496.9793|
|Spokane Tree Pro||509.998.2771|
|Tall Tree Service||509.747.8733|
|The DRB Company||509.701.3100|
Certified Arborist list updated December 20, 2018
Step two: Your Certified Arborist fills out the Public Tree Permit Application (PDF 242 KB) and submits it to the Spokane Urban Forestry Program via fax at 509.625.6205, postal mail, hand delivery, or email@example.com. Our offices are located at:
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Step three: Spokane Urban Forestry staff will review your application and inspect the tree site before approving or denying the Public Tree Permit Application. We will notify the applicant of the decision, typically within 2 working days. Do not begin any tree work until an approved permit has been issued.
Because it only takes a moment to improperly prune or remove a tree but a lifetime to grow the right tree in the right place, it is imperative to protect and preserve mature trees from unnecessary damage or removal.
Therefore all pruning, planting, and removals of public trees within the public rights-of-way (or any public tree located on City property) must be performed by an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist with a current Commercial Tree License (PDF 58 KB) and an approved Public Tree Permit. A street obstruction permit may also be required to perform the work and can be obtained through City of Spokane Engineering Services, 509.625.6700.
Different site conditions can dictate which tree species are most appropriate for different planting locations within the City. For guidance on species selection, please consult our Approved Street Tree List (PDF 8.2 MB).
5th Floor - City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201