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WAC 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.). Work contemplated by this classification generally takes place in residential areas, parking lots, business parks, shopping malls, or settings adjacent to nonforestry or timberland roadways. A primary purpose of this work is to remove tree or branch hazards from power lines, structures, or buildings. This classification includes, but is 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 this classification.
This classification excludes:
• Tree care services done in connection with an orchard operation which is to be reported separately in classification 4803 when performed by orchard employees;
• Tree care services done in connection with a nursery operation which is to be reported separately in classification 4805;
• Tree care services done in connection with a public or private forest or timberland which is to be reported separately in classification 5004;
• Tree care services done in connection with a Christmas tree farm operation which is to be reported separately in classification 7307; and
• Felling trees which is to be reported separately in classification 5001.
[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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