Skip Maine state header navigation
Skip First Level Navigation | Skip All Navigation
|Home | What's New | Forms | Contact Us||
Site Map |
Hiring a Licensed Arborist
Printable brochure (.pdf)
Arborists can be hired to perform all types of tree work including: pruning, cabling, bracing, treating and diagnosing problems, felling trees etc.
Many property owners prefer to work on their property themselves, but with out the proper skills and knowledge they may put their property, others and themselves in danger. If you are considering doing any tree work first ask yourself some questions.
If you answer yes to any of the following you should hire a licensed arborist:
If you answer yes to any of these questions you may want to hire a licensed arborist:
If you can answer yes to these questions you could most likely do the work safely yourself:
Check the list of Licensed Arborists
This list was accurate at the time of posting. Please call (207)287-3891 or email Arborist to verify license status of an arborist.
Ask to see their license. State law requires that all licensed arborists carry their license while working. If an individual can not produce their license and you want to verify that that have a license use the list of Licensed Arborists.
This list was accurate at the time of posting. Please feel free to call (207)287-3891 or email Arborist to verify license status of an arborist.
Also, remember that the Department licenses individuals, not companies. Companies that run more then one crew must have a licensed arborist on each jobsite where tree work is being done.
All licensed arborists in Maine are required to sign an affadavit that states they will not perform arboriculture work without adequate insurance. Adequate insurance is defined as general liability insurance that is atleast $150,000 per occurence and $300,000 general aggregate.
However, each year only a random sampling of arborists are required to provide the Department with proof of insurance. The Department recommends that you ask to see the Certificate of Liability (insurance) of the arborist (or company employing the arborist) that you intend to hire.
Updated: March 5, 2013
You must have the (free) Adobe Reader program to view .pdf files. To make sure the file is downloaded and not opened in your browser, right click (control click on Mac) and save the file to your computer.
|Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.|