120 TREE PRESERVATION

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120.01 DESCRIPTION.
Establish and maintain a Tree Preservation Area (TPA).
120.02 MATERIALS.
Temporary Orange Construction Fence       104.20.02
Fertilizer       920.03.01
120.02.01 Tree Preservation Program (TPP). The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. will develop a TPP to establish the goals and specify the procedures for tree branch pruning, brush removal, tree felling, tree root pruning, tree fertilizing, and other tree preservation operations to protect trees and vegetation within the TPA.
120.03 CONSTRUCTION.
120.03.01 Maryland Licensed Tree Expert (LTE). A LTE shall perform or directly supervise the operations specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof and the TPP in conformance with the Maryland Roadside Tree Law, the Forest Conservation Act, and accepted arboricultural practices.
120.03.02 Delineation. Delineate the perimeter of the TPA as specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.
120.03.03 Temporary Orange Construction Fence (TOCF). Ensure that the delineated TPA is approved prior to installing the TOCF. Perform installation and maintenance as specified in 104.20.03. Complete installation of the TOCF before:
(a) Beginning clearing and grubbing operations.
(b) Installing erosion and sediment controls.
(c) Conducting the Tree Preservation Meeting.
(d) Performing tree preservation operations.
120.03.04 Tree Preservation Meeting. Prior to beginning work, meet at the TPA with the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., the Landscape Operations Division, and the LTE to review the TPP.
120.03.05 Tree Preservation Operations. Maintain the TPA as specified in the TPP and the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof. Perform the following operations, as specified in the TPP.
(a) Tree Branch Pruning. Section 712.
(b) Brush Removal. Section 713.
(c) Tree Felling. Section 714.
(d) Tree Root Pruning. Section 715.
(e) Tree Fertilizing. Section 716.
120.03.06 Prohibited Activities within the TPA.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITES
a Felling, removing, or harming any tree or plant designated for preservation.
b Removing wood, soil, stones, and other natural materials.
c Any kind of foot or vehicular traffic.
d Driving, storing, washing, or maintaining trucks or construction equipment.
e Placing backfill, stacking or storing supplies.
f Grading, trenching, draining, dewatering, and burning activities.
g Dumping waste or storing toxic or hazardous materials.
120.03.07 Restricted Activities. The following activities are restricted in the area near the TPA unless authorized by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him..
RESTRICTED ACTIVITES
a Felling trees.
b Grading that will disrupt drainage patterns.
c Draining and dewatering activities.
d Storing construction equipment.
e Truck washing and maintenance activities.
f Dumping waste and storing toxic or hazardous materials.
g Burning and trenching activities.
120.03.08 Cleanup and Restoration. When construction activities are complete, remove the TOCF, construction materials, and debris without damaging trees in the TPA and adjacent areas. Grade the perimeter of the TPA to blend with nearby areas. Seed as specified in Section 705.
120.03.09 Damage Repair. Refer to 712.03.11.
120.03.10 Damage Compensation. Refer to 712.03.12.
120.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
WorkWork shall be understood to mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary to the successful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and obligations imposed by the Contract. performed as specified in the Tree Preservation Program or Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof will be measured and paid for one or more of the items listed below. Payment will be full compensation for all material, labor, equipment, tools, and incidentals necessary to complete the work.
120.04.01 Temporary Orange Construction Fence. Refer to 104.20.04.
120.04.02 Tree Branch Pruning. Refer to 712.04.
120.04.03 Brush Removal. Refer to 713.04.
120.04.04 Tree Felling. Refer to 714.04.
120.04.05 Tree Root Pruning. Refer to 715.04.
120.04.06 Tree Fertilizing. Refer to 716.04.
120.04.07 The licensed tree expert services will not be measured but the cost will be incidental to the Contract unit price for the Clearing and Grubbing item.