Tree Contractor Information

Any person or company performing tree work for hire within City of Lakewood limits is required to possess a Tree Contractor’s license. Licensing is administered through the Parks Division. 

Good News! We’ve upgraded to an online process: If you are a tree contractor applying for a license with the City of Lakewood for the first time or if your license has expired, please follow the steps under "New Tree Contractor Application."

Tree Contractor License Information(PDF, 133KB) Municipal Code Requirements


New Tree Contractor Application


  1. Gather your Digital Required Documents. 

  • Application
    • Follow instructions in #2 below to "Create an account and apply for a new license." Apply as a "Public" user not a contractor, you will select this from the top of the screen when creating an account.
  • Copy of your Denver or Aurora license if applicable (you will upload to your online application).
  • ISA Certifications (you will upload to your online application).
  • Insurance Documents
    • Each applicant must include a Certificate of Insurance when they submit their application. Certificate of Insurance must meet the following requirements:

      • The City of Lakewood must be named as the certificate holder. Use the following Address:

      • City of Lakewood
        2775 S. Estes St.
        Lakewood CO 80227

      • Commercial General Liability insurance of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for bodily injury and/or property damage.

      • Comprehensive automobile liability insurance, including statutory personal injury protection and uninsured motorist coverage, for all vehicles, whether owned, non-owned or hired, used in performance of the Licensee’s business, of no less than a combined single limit of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).

      • Shall provide worker’s compensation proof in compliance with Colorado Law or notarized worker’s compensation waiver
        Workers Compensation Waiver(PDF, 19KB)

It is the responsibility of the contractor to make sure the Certificates of Insurance are are kept up to date. Once an account is created as instructed in #2, the documents can be uploaded to the website. 

2. Create an account and apply for a new license:

  • Click on: Apply for New Licenses:


  • There are two options Public Login and Contractor login. You should select Public Login then Click Register here.
e-Trackit Login page view
  • Fill out the required information to create a new public user account. Click Create Account.


3. License Application

Step 1: Complete the License Application fields. Select the license type and subtype from the dropdown menu. Under the Licensee Name field, Type in the name of the individual who holds the license. Licensee must be an active employee.



Fill out the additional info section and upload supporting documentation (insurance certificates, workers compensation waiver, Denver or Aurora license, ISA Certifications, etc.) in the attachments section. Once the documents have been successfully uploaded you will see them under attachments (once the attachment is added you will need to click the ‘upload” button).



Step 2: Complete address and contact information

Step 3: Review the information to ensure its accurate and complete. Click Next Step.

Step 4: Congratulations! Your license application submittal is complete. Please check your email for more information.

If you need assistance contact parks staff at 720-963-5240.


Hiring a Tree Contractor

Tips for Hiring a Tree Contractor

  1. Check with the Parks Division about the license status of the person or company.
  2. Get more than one estimate.
  3. Ask for a written proposal that lists all the work to be performed including clean-up and hauling away of the tree debris.
  4. Beware of “door knockers” people who usually go door to door after storms as a way to earn quick money. They are typically non-professionals and not licensed. Most reputable tree companies have all the work they need without going door-to-door. Anyone can list themselves in a phone book or print flyers.
  5. Ask to see their proof of insurance coverage.
  6. Never be rushed by bargain prices or pay for tree work in advance. Common complaints received involve people who pre-pay for tree work and either the work is partially completed or never started. People who take money in advance rarely return phone calls.

List of Licensed Tree Contractors

List of Licensed Tree Contractors

The companies on this list have met the requirements for licensing by the City of Lakewood. Each has provided written documentation of minimum insurance in effect at the time of licensing.  We do not endorse any companies on the list. We do however, suggest that before you enter into any contractual agreement you obtain at least three written bids, check references and verify current insurance coverage.  

License Types

Large Tree: Includes any work that will require workers to leave the ground through climbing or use of aerial lift. Work may be done on any size tree, shrub or evergreen.
Ornamental: Includes any work that can be done without leaving the ground. Work may be done on small trees, shrubs and evergreens, including trimming and removal. 

 Company Phone Number License Type
3 Generations Tree Service 303-550-5786 Large Tree
5280 Trees 720-577-5280 Large Tree
A Touch of Class Tree Service 303-274-8431 Large Tree
Aesthetic Tree Service Inc. 303-756-8660 Large Tree
All Things Vertical LLC 720-523-5651 Large Tree
American Arbor Care Inc. 303-639-8584 Large Tree
American Tree 303-456-6898 Large Tree
ArborForce LLC 303-472-0192 Large Tree
Arborlogical 720-739-8733 Large Tree
Arbor Garden Tree & Landscape 303-722-8820 Large Tree
Arbor Pro Tree Experts 303-935-0005 Large Tree
Arborist Alliance 303-423-8733 Large Tree
Arborscape Inc. 303-795-2381 Large Tree
Arbor Mountain Tree Experts 303-781-6202 Large Tree
Artistic Tree Care 303-900-8366 Large Tree
Asplundh Tree Expert LLC 303-215-1025 Large Tree
Autumn Tree, Lawn, & Landscape 303-868-3164 Large Tree
Bailey Tree LLC 720-940-6519 Large Tree
Barlett Tree Experts 303-353-0520 Large Tree
Bear Creek Landscaping & Tree Service 720-299-1409 Large Tree
Big Leaf Industries LLC 970-310-3736 Large Tree
Blue Treeper Arbor Care 303-578-2438 Large Tree
Cambium Tree Care Specialist LCC 720-347-2147 Large Tree
Canales Tree Service LLC 303-642-6465 Large Tree
Colorado Tree Experts 303-232-0940 Large Tree
Colorado Trees 303-856-4285 Large Tree
Colorado Turf & Tree  303-238-7888 Large Tree
Columbine Tree Service Inc. 303-888-7779 Large Tree
Complete Tree Care Inc.  303-922-3337 Large Tree
Cornerstone Tree and Landscape Services 303-718-9503 Large Tree
Cowdreys Tree Services  720-923-1588   Large Tree
CTLS, Inc. 303-961-7360 Large Tree
Cypress Large Tree 307-620-1192 Large Tree
Dandy Tree Care 651-434-2230 Large Tree
Denver Commercial Property Services 720-575-3277 Large Tree
Denver Tree and Landscape 720-708-7777  Large Tree
Deyvis Tree & Shrub Care LLC 720-224-8200 Large Tree
DLC Arbor Services 303-378-0000 Large Tree
Donovan Arborist 303-623-8733 Large Tree
Down to Earth Tree Specialist 303-547-4709 Large Tree
Dubois Tree Service 303-456-6678 Large Tree
Egart Tree Co. 303-819-3089 Large Tree
Emery's Tree Service LLC 720-339-0102 Large Tree
Environmental Designs 303-287-9113 Large Tree
Environmental Tree Care LLC 303-368-8454 Large Tree
Extreme Plant Care 303-995-9764 Large Tree
Fielding Tree & Shrub Care LLC 303-667-5004 Large Tree
Fir Sure Arbor Pro LLC 720-545-4289  Large Tree
Forestry Tree Care 720-692-7304 Large Tree
G.R. Tree Service Inc. 720-296-1573 Large Tree
Gardner Turf & Tree 303-238-5296 Large Tree
Gonzales Tree Service 970-846-1876 Large Tree
Great Western Tree Care LLC 720-535-8769 Large Tree
Green Forest Tree Service 303-396-0500 Large Tree
High Tie Tree Service  720-663-7446 Large Tree
Hills Tree & Shrub Care 720-448-1352 Large Tree
Ironwood Earth Care 303-366-3020 Large Tree
J&J Tree Care LLC 303-753-0029 Large Tree
James Tree & Shrub Care LLC 303-406-8828 Large Tree
Jones Tree & Lawn Inc. 303-431-8132 Large Tree
K2 Tree Service LLC 973-919-8662 Large Tree
Landscape Consultants & Contractors 303-980-0380 Large Tree
Limb Walkers 720-298-5477 Large Tree
Lynn's Tree Service 720-366-3226 Large Tree
M&H Tree Service 303-639-9909 Large Tree
M&M Mowing Inc. 303-238-5703 Large Tree
Majestic Tree Service & Landscaping LLC 720-231-5954 Large Tree
Maloney Tree Service 720-316-5280 Large Tree
Maxium's Tree Service 303-906-9354 Large Tree
McGarva Tree Inc 303-674-1372 Large Tree
Mile High Tree Care 303-292-9393 Large Tree
Mortensen Tree Service Inc. 303-734-9320 Large Tree
Monster Tree Service of Southwest Denver  720-634-2700  Large Tree
My Denver Tree Service 303-984-9656 Large Tree
Nick Lewis Tree Service 720-644-7875 Large Tree
Northern Lights 720-203-3186 Large Tree
Northwest Services 720-628-9999 Large Tree
O'Brien Tree Care LLC 720-322-3084 Large Tree
Preservation Tree Care Inc  303-761-1088 Large Tree
Qualitree 303-974-0991 Large Tree
Quality Tree Service Inc. 303-798-4773 Large Tree
Richis Tree Service LLC 303-901-3489 Large Tree
Robertson Tree Service 303-512-3144 Large Tree
Rocky Mountain Tree Care 303-431-5885 Large Tree
Root Tree Service LLC 720-369-2963 Large Tree
Ross Tree Company 303-871-9121 Large Tree
Rushton Tree Service 303-739-9000 Large Tree
Sabell's Snow & Lawn Services Inc. 303-985-3272 Large Tree
SavATree LLC 303-232-0666 Large Tree
Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care Inc  303-279-1910 Large Tree
Shady Tree Service dba Evolve Tree Experts 303-717-4622 Large Tree
Solstice Tree Care LLC 480-458-7381 Large Tree
Spartan Tree Care LLC 720-518-1739 Large Tree
Splintered Forest LLC 303-819-9840 Large Tree
Sunshade Tree Care LLC 303-472-2266 Large Tree
Super Trees Inc 303-515-1655 Large Tree
Taddiken Tree Company Inc 303-554-7035 Large Tree
Tanglewood Tree & Lawn LLC 720-394-7580 Large Tree
The Cutting Edge 720-275-5667 Large Tree
The Davey Tree Expert Company 330-673-9511 Large Tree
The Natural Way  303-347-0988 Large Tree
 Tree Keepers 970-465-5049  Large Tree
Urban Forest Services LLC 303-882-6981 Large Tree
Weston Landscape & Design Inc 303-944-7495 Large Tree
Wright Tree Service 303-654-1597 Large Tree