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PDFWAC 296-17A-0106

Classification 0106.

0106-00 Tree care and pruning services, N.O.C.
Applies to:
Specialist contractors engaged in providing a variety of tree care services such as tree topping and tree pruning that are not covered by another classification (N.O.C).
A primary purpose of this work is to remove tree or branch hazards from power lines, structures, or buildings.
Location of work areas includes, but is not limited to:
• Business parks;
• Parking lots;
• Residential areas;
• Settings adjacent to nonforestry or timberland roadways;
• Shopping malls.
Work activities include, but are not limited to:
• Incidental ground operations such as picking up branches and limbs;
• Operating mobile chip machines used in connection with a tree care service;
• Spraying or fumigating of trees;
• Debris removal and stump removal when conducted by employees of an employer subject to the classification.
• Tree care services done in connection with an orchard operation is classified in 4803, when performed by orchard employees;
• Tree care services done in connection with a nursery operation is classified in 4805;
• Tree care services done in connection with a public or private forest or timberland is classified in 5004;
• Tree care services done in connection with a Christmas tree farm operation is classified in 7307; and
• Worker hours engaged in felling trees are reported separately in classification 5001.
For rules on assigning and reporting in more than one basic classification, see WAC 296-17-31017 Multiple classifications.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 23-23-155, § 296-17A-0106, filed 11/21/23, effective 1/1/24. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and WAC 296-17-31029. WSR 14-24-049, § 296-17A-0106, filed 11/25/14, effective 1/1/15.]
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