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Who must have a license?

All tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, they may not practice or advertise tree care services in the state. To obtain a license, the applicant must possess adequate and related college education plus one year of experience under a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) or have five years experience under a LTE, then have passed an exam and carry adequate amounts of liability and property damage insurance. The license must be renewed annually every January.

Click here to download the Application for a Tree Expert License

Click here to download the Tree Expert Regulations

Click here to download the Annotated Code of Maryland Article on Tree Experts








Maryland Society of Licensed Tree Experts
11304 Rhode Island Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705