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§ 5-415. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 5. Forests and Parks (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Trees and Forest Nurseries (Refs & Annos)
Part III. Tree Experts
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-415
§ 5-415. Definitions
In general
(a) In this part the following words have the meanings indicated.
Licensed tree expert
(b) “Licensed tree expert” means a person who has received from the Department a license displaying the person's qualifications to practice as a tree expert.
Tree expert
(c)(1) “Tree expert” means a person who represents to the public that the person is skilled in the science of tree care or removal and who, whether in the business of the person or as the employee of another person and whether under the title of arborist, tree specialist, tree surgeon, tree expert, or otherwise, engages in the business or work of the treatment, care, or removal of trees for compensation by:
(i) Making diagnoses, prescribing, and supervising the treatment for trees; or
(ii) Trimming, pruning, thinning, cabling, shaping, removing, or reducing the crown of trees.
(2) “Tree expert” does not include:
(i) A person engaged in commercial logging or timber harvesting operations as defined in § 5-1601 of this title;
(ii) A person engaged in the installation of underground facilities or any associated site construction; or
(iii) A person who treats, cares for, or removes a tree, as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection, that is 20 feet tall or less.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 25, § 13, eff. April 12, 2005; Acts 2005, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 401.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-415, MD NAT RES § 5-415
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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