LICENSED AND INSURED TREE EXPERTS
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UNLICENSED TREE COMPANIES
We want you to be informed as a consumer about hiring tree care services in Ellicott City or the surrounding areas. Please read the following information for your safety:
Tree Care in Maryland is regulated by the State of Maryland through the Department of Natural Resources.
Companies are required to be a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) to do work in Ellicott City or anywhere else in Maryland. This Includes tree pruning and removal licensing for of trees over 20 feet in height.
The Maryland Tree Expert Law addresses how and what tree care work can be done (for payment) in the state of Maryland.
To obtain a license, the following is required:
Must have college-level tree education plus one year of experience under an LTE.
OR - Three years of experience under an LTE.
Must pass the Maryland tree exam.
Carry liability and property damage insurance.
Look for Red Flags:
State law requires written estimates (verbal agreements put you at risk).
READ the entire estimate before signing.
Understand your financial obligations (including deposits) within the terms of the contract.
Ask for their license number and confirm that it is up to date.
If any company is offering a “great rate', make sure to check their insurance coverage before you sign.
Know your Rights as a Consumer:
Make sure you aren't left liable for property and/or other damages by working with a licensed tree expert in Ellicott City or the surrounding areas like eos Tree Services. Please visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for more information and to check licensing status at: