Maryland Proposed Forestry Regulations

​This is a summary of regulatory proposals submitted by the Maryland Forest Service.

Consult the Maryland Register, Code of Maryland Regulations and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text. If you have any questions regarding the proposed regulations, please email or call the contact person stated in the proposed regulations as published in the Maryland Register notice.;

The Maryland Forest Service welcomes public comment on proposed regulations. However, only comments entered during the official public comment period specified in the Maryland Register become part of the official regulatory record. The official public comment period is 30 days after publication in the Maryland Register. Receiving comments on the proposal provides the Department with invaluable information and perspectives that may be incorporated into content or editorial changes. The Maryland Register notice will provide contact information where all official public comments may be sent.

Archived Proposed Forestry Regulations

Current Proposed Forestry Regulations


​Proposal Subject ​Emergency, Proposed or Final ​Sent for Publication Date ​MD Register Issue Date Hearing Date Public Comment Deadline ​Scheduled Effective Date
Licensed Tree Expert Proposed​ March 26, 2018 ​April 13, 2018 ​None May 14, 2018​​​ ​June 18, 2018


The purpose of this action is to update the incorporated documents.

Click here to view proposed text.

Click here to view Notice of Final Action.