714 TREE FELLING AND STUMP REMOVAL

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714.01 DESCRIPTION.
Fell trees and remove stumps as indicated in the SP 700 Tree Preservation Program, or in the plans. Perform Tree Felling and Stump Removal within a Tree Preservation area per Section 120 when specified, but do not perform these operations within areas of Clearing and Grubbing.
714.02 MATERIALS.
Furnished Topsoil       920.01.02
Herbicide       920.09.03(a)
Water       920.09.01
Marking Dye       920.09.04
714.03 CONSTRUCTION.
714.03.01 General.
(a) Permits. Obtain a Roadside Tree Permit from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Forest Service.
(b) Tree Preservation Program (TPP). Conform to the requirements of the TPP when developed by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
(c) Schedule. Perform operations when soil moisture and weather conditions are suitable. Cease operations when conditions are unsuitable.
(d) Pesticide Application. Refer to 701.03.01(b).
(e) Pesticide Application Reporting. Refer to 701.03.01(e).
714.03.02 Breakdown List of Contract Prices. Refer to 714.04 and develop a Breakdown List of Contract Prices for each tree or stump in the ContractAny agreement entered into by a procurement agency for the acquisition of supplies, services, construction, construction related services, architectural services or engineering services.Contract does not include: Collective bargaining agreements with employee organizations or agreements creating employer employee relationships, as defined in Article 64A, Section 15A(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation.. Include costs for felling, removing stumps, and completing all required operations per tree or stump.
Submit the written Breakdown List within 14 days after Notice of AwardThe decision by a procurement agency to execute a purchase agreement or Contract after all necessary approvals have been obtained.. The Breakdown List will be reviewed 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. and Landscape Operations Division for completeness and balance, and will be approved or returned for correction.
714.03.03 Maryland Licensed Tree Expert (LTE). A LTE shall perform or directly supervise the Operations in conformance with the Maryland Roadside Tree Law, the Forest Conservation Act, and accepted arboricultural practices.
714.03.04 Meetings. Meet 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 LTE, and the LOD to review areas, Operations, and the Breakdown List of Contract Prices before beginning Operations.
714.03.05 Utilities and Tree Marking. Refer to Section 875 when included 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.
(a) Utilities Marking. Contact ‘Miss Utility’ or another approved service to identify and mark utilities in the rights-of-way and on SHA Property.
(b) Tree Marking. Mark trees to be felled. Obtain approval before beginning Operations.
714.03.06 EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance.. EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance. and tools shall conform to accepted arboricultural practices.
714.03.07 Notice. Notify 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. at least 10 days before beginning Operations.
714.03.08 Operations. Tree felling and stump removal involves cutting, herbicide treatment, stump removal, stump grinding, debris removal, and restoration of turfgrass in conformance with the pertinent Operation. When trees cannot be felled as a unit without danger to traffic or injury to other plants or property, remove the top in sections until the tree can be safely felled. One or more of the following Operations will be specified.
(a) Operation 1 - Felling and Stump Removal. Perform Operation 1 in turfgrass areas, or as specified. Fell trees and remove the stumps or grind them to a depth at least 8 in. below the finished surface. Remove wood debris and stump grindings. Within 24 hours after removal or grinding, backfill the stump hole with topsoil to the surrounding soil level. Perform Turfgrass Sod Establishment in conformance with Section 708, or perform Turfgrass Establishment in conformance with Section 705 when directed.
(b) Operation 2 - Felling and Stump Treatment. Perform Operation 2 for Tree of Heaven and other species that sprout from stumps, as directed. Fell trees and remove wood debris. Cut stumps to a height of no more than 4 in. above the soil surface. Treat stumps with herbicide as specified in 713.03.07(b).
(c) Operation 3 - Felling and Removal. Perform Operation 3 in non-turfgrass areas. Fell trees and remove wood debris. Cut stumps to a height of no more than 4 in. above the soil surface.
(d) Operation 4 - Felling and Delimbing. Perform Operation 4 in naturalized areas that will not be maintained. Fell trees and cut stumps to a height of no more than 12 in. above the soil surface. Branches of felled trees that extend higher than 3 ft above the soil surface shall be cut or delimbed to a height of no more than 3 ft above the soil surface. Do not remove wood debris.
(e) Operation 5 - Stump Removal. Perform Operation 5 to remove stumps of trees in turfgrass areas that were not removed per Operation 1. Remove existing stumps or grind them to a depth at least 8 in. below the finished surface. Remove wood debris and stump grindings. Within 24 hours after removal or grinding, backfill the stump holes with topsoil to the surrounding finished surface. Perform Turfgrass Sod Establishment in conformance with Section 708, or perform Turfgrass Establishment in conformance with Section 705 when directed.
714.03.09 Wood Disposal and Chipping. Dispose of wood in conformance with the pertinent Operation, or chip wood and disperse chips on flat areas and slopes to depths up to 2 in., or to depths as directed. Do not disperse chips onto impervious surfaces, onto turfgrass, or into ditches, stormwater facilities or wetlands.
714.03.10 Cleanup and Restoration. Avoid damage to existing structures, plants, and turfgrass. Keep turfgrass areas, paved surfaces and sidewalks clean. Promptly remove, disperse or dispose of wood debris and other waste materials as directed. Restore ruts and damaged turfgrass areas by seeding in conformance with Section 705, or perform Turfgrass Sod Establishment in conformance with Section 708 when directed, before beginning other landscape operations.
714.03.11 Damage Repair. Do not injure vegetation to be preserved. Repair injuries to bark, trunks, or limbs by cutting, smoothing, and tracing the bark in accordance with ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute A300 StandardsThe official Standards for Highway and Incidental Structures, maintained on the Administration website. The latest incorporated revisions issued on or before the date of advertisement of the Contract. for Tree Care Operations.
714.03.12 Damage Compensation. Monetary compensation for damage or loss of trees will be calculated and assessed in conformance with the Guide for Plant Appraisal of the Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers.
714.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
Tree Felling and Stump Removal will not be measured, but will be paid for at the Contract lump sum price based upon the Breakdown List of Contract Prices.
The payment will be full compensation for all labor, material, equipment, tools, wood disposal and chipping, cleanup and restoration, damage repair, disposal fees and incidentals necessary to complete the work. Topsoil and materials required to perform Turfgrass Establishment and Turfgrass Sod Establishment shall be incidental to the Contract price for Tree Felling and Stump Removal.
If the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. requests a change, the units and payment will be adjusted on the basis of the approved Breakdown List of Contract Prices.