Maine Revised Statutes

§2173. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW).]

1. Arborist.  "Arborist" means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees.
[ RR 1999, c. 1, §5 (COR) .]
2. Ornamental trees.  "Ornamental trees" means trees of shade, beauty or landscape value, or those trees intended to become ornamental trees.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Person.  "Person" means an individual, partnership or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
4. Regular employer.  "Regular employer" means a person doing business in or operating a business in the State.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
5. Shade trees.  "Shade trees" means trees grown, established or used to screen persons or grounds, structures, walks, pools or other similar objects from wind, sunlight, observation or sound.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
6. Takes down or fells.  "Takes down or fells" means the cutting for removal of any part of a tree by topping or sections or felling the tree whole.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
7. Treats or cares for.  "Treats or cares for" means the pruning, trimming and shaping of trees when the care requires the person to leave the ground. "Treats or cares for" also includes installing lightning protections, cabling or bracing of trees.
[ 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
RR 1999, c. 1, §5 (COR). 1999, c. 84, §3 (NEW).