DNR Charges Unlicensed Tree Care Practitioner
Man Pled Guilty to Practicing Without a License in 2002
ANNAPOLIS, MD —John Stanley Oganowski of National Tree Service in Pasadena was charged in Harford County District Court on April 18 with operating a tree-expert business without a license. The charge was a result of an anonymous complaint.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service conducted an investigation after complaints about tree care services performed by National Tree Service to seven clients in Bel Air, Fallston, and Abingdon in 2003.
Any tree-care professional who wishes to practice in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, advertising and practicing tree-care services in the state are prohibited.
Oganowski failed to appear in court on the charge, which normally results in the issuance of a bench warrant. It is unclear at this time if a warrant has been issued or not.
In December 2002, Oganowski plead guilty in Baltimore County District Court to operating a tree-expert business without a license.
To make complaints regarding licensed or unlicensed tree experts, call DNR’s Forest Service at 1-887-620-8DNR. To view a list of licensed tree experts, visit DNR’s website at http://dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/forests/oflists/lte/treeexpert.html.
Posted April 20, 2004