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§ 5-423. Misrepresentations regarding tree expert license prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: October 1, 2009

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
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-423
§ 5-423. Misrepresentations regarding tree expert license prohibited
In general
(a) A person may not: (1) solicit, advertise, or represent the person to the public as a tree expert, or assume to practice as a tree expert without having received a license; or (2) after having received the license and subsequently losing it by revocation or suspension continue to practice as a tree expert; or (3) use the title or abbreviation “L.T.E.” or any other words, letters, or abbreviations tending to indicate that the person is a licensed tree expert or a tree expert without having received a license, or when the license has been revoked or suspended.
Owner liability
(b) If the owner of a tree employs any person to engage in the practice of a “licensed tree expert” as provided in § 5-415 of this subtitle, the owner is not subject to this penalty.
(c) A person may not advertise that the person can provide tree services, including treatment, care, or removal of trees, unless the advertisement includes:
(1) The license number of the licensed tree expert advertising tree services in one of the following forms: “Licensed Tree Expert No.___” or “L.T.E. No.___”; or
(2) A statement that all tree services are limited to trees 20 feet tall or less.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2009, c. 226, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 407.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-423, MD NAT RES § 5-423
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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