Arborist, tree service and maintenance services licensing open house October 17, 2017

Thu, 05 Oct 2017

Tuesday, October 17
6:30-8 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
South Atrium

If you are an arborist or own a tree or arboricultural company, you will be required to obtain a licence starting in 2018.

Join us at our upcoming open house to learn more.

Why do arborists need a license from the town?

The annual licensing of certified arborists, arboriculture companies or tree companies will increase accountability of tree removals and maintenance in the Town of Oakville. Landscaping and property maintenance company licences are included in the review to streamline the process between the two business classes.

Licensing of arborists will be similar to the licensing of existing private industries such as landscapers, pool contractors, HVAC installers, and fence installers. Annual licensing helps consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals and help protect and enhance the town’s urban forest.

Can’t make our open house?

Send us your comments by email at

Accessibility needs

If you can attend the open house on October 17 and have accessibility needs, please contact Margaret Boswell by October 13 at 905-845-6601, ext. 3350 (TTY: 905-338-4200), email, or by filling out the accessible feedback form.

More information

For more information visit our Arborist Licensing By-law page.