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LANDSCAPE GARDENING — all operations — including maintenance of gardens
This classification includes the construction, maintenance, repair, and installation of landscape systems and facilities for public and private gardens and other areas which are designed to aesthetically, architecturally, horticulturally, or functionally improve the grounds within or surrounding a structure or a tract or plot of land. Such operations include the preparation and grading of plots and areas of land for the installation of any architectural, horticultural and decorative treatment or arrangement. It also includes trimming or pruning trees when performed exclusively at ground level.

When performed by the same employer that is primarily engaged in landscape work at a particular job or location, this classification shall include the construction or installation of hardscape features including, but not limited to, decorative pools, fountains, drainage and sprinkler systems, garden furniture, statuary and monuments.

This classification shall not include the pruning, repairing or trimming of large, mature trees when any portion of the operations requires elevation using ladders, lifts or by climbing. Such operations, including ground crews, shall be classified as 0106, Tree Pruning, Repairing or Trimming.

The excavating, transporting and transplanting of mature trees shall be separately classified as 7219(1), Trucking Firms.

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