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Licensed Tree Expert

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Adopted in 1945, the Maryland Tree Expert Law addresses tree care work done for compensation on private or public property in Maryland. The purpose of the law is to provide a layer of consumer protection by licensing qualified and insured tree care companies and individuals.

Anyone providing tree work must obtain a license. So why are there so many people willing to take your money without a license? That is an important question that you should consider before you hire some to perform tree care on your property. To be sure you're working with someone who skilled and professional, ask for their Tree Expert License Number and to see their license card.

What is a Tree Expert

A Licensed Tree Expert is a person who holds himself/herself out as being skilled in the science of tree care. Tree care includes, but is not limited to, crown pruning, root pruning, fertilizing and pesticide application. (Source:

To be licensed, a Tree Expert must meet a high level of competency and hold state mandated standards. To obtain a license, the applicant must possess adequate and related college education plus one year of experience under a LTE or have five years experience under a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE), then have passed an exam and carry adequate amounts of liability and property damage insurance. The license must be renewed annually every January. (Source: Maryland DNR)

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Kent Island Tree Service is a division of B&B Land Management which provides a wide variety of services including grading & seeding, excavation, demolition, landscaping, hardscaping, bobcat services, bushhogging, lot clearing, snow removal, hydroseeding, driveway installation, etc.

Maryland Licensed Tree Expert
Find out more about Maryland's Licensed Tree Expert Program and learn about the dangers of hiring someone who is not licensed.
Maryland License #001261
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