The State of Rhode Island requires that all practitioners of arboriculture be licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and that the licenses be renewed annually.  Before hiring an arborist, you should ask them to verify that they have a current license. For a database of current Rhode Island Licensed Arborists and companies employing Licensed Arborists, see

The organizations responsible for the Rhode Island Woods website are not able to endorse or recommend any of these arborists or businesses.