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The Maryland Roadside Tree Law

Roadside Tree Care Regulations
Title 08
Department Of Natural Resources
Subtitle 07 Forest And Parks
Chapter 02 Roadside Tree Care

.01 Purpose

.02 Definitions

- What a roadside tree is
- What a pesticide is
- Who is a roadside tree care expert

.03 Permit Required

- When a roadside tree permit is required
- What activities are exempt from the regulations

.04 Types of Roadside Tree Care Permits

- Permits for a specific tree or group of trees
- Permits for comprehensive and continuing programs

.05 Issuance of Roadside Tree Care Permits

- Who may request a permit
- How a permit is issued
- What information is required in a permit - When can a permit be issued

.06 Fees

- Fees for comprehensive and continuing programs - Fees for a specific tree or group of trees

.07 Roadside Tree Care Standards

- General Requirements
- Tree Clearance for Overhead Facilities - Ground Disturbance Requirements
- Protection of Tree Roots
- Violations of Roadside Tree Standards

.08 Use of Pesticides

- Use of Pesticides on roadside trees

.09 Roadside Tree Planting

- Use of the recommended tree list
- Conforming to the American Standard for Nursery Stock
-Use of a roadside tree planting plan

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