There are two categories of members for the Association of Tree Officers

1. Local Authority membership 

2. Individual tree officer membership

Please note:

  • Unless Directors agree otherwise you must have a email address.
  • Tree officers include officers dealing with woodland and planning.
  • For a retired tree officer to apply please send a CV showing how long you have worked in Local Government as a Tree Officer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To apply to become a member of ATO please email the National Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As of April 1st 2020, Subscription rates of ATO are as follows:

Membership costs

Membership Level

Cost per Annum

Local Authority





Subscription rates may vary from year to year. Please speak to the National Co-ordinator for more details. 

As of April 1st 2020, the benefits of ATO Membership can be summarised as follows:


Membership benefit



Local Authority  £205

Representation and influence for tree officers in the arboricultural sector and other related sectors

ATO can act as a conduit for local authority tree issues through representation to local & central government

Access to the National Co-ordinator and ATO Directors for support and advice

Regular email updates about relevant industry events, publications and items of interest

Support the work of regional tree officer groups

Being a part of a growing community of tree officers from all over the UK

Quarterly newsletter

Provision of an appropriate forum for tree officers to network, share ideas and experiences (only for LA members)


Two conference call presentations per year from an invited speaker about a topic of relevance (only for LA members)


Advertising job vacancies on the ATO website and via email (only for LA members)  



Current Local Authority members

Ashfield District Council

Bath and North East Somerset

Broadland District Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Cardiff Council

Central Bedfordshire Council

Cornwell Council

Dorset County Council

Denbighshire County Council

Halton Borough Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

Liverpool City Council

London Borough of Camden

Norfolk County Council

Norwich City Council

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Sheffield City Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Thameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Test Valley Borough Council

Three Rivers District Council

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

Wychaven Distirct Council/ Malvern Council


Current Individual Members

South Lanarkshire Council

Swansea Council

A retired Tree Manager