The Davey Tree Expert Company
13th year as a Best Pick
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The Davey Tree Expert Company has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 213 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"We are proud of Davey, and it shows in everything we do. We have the equipment, training, and expertise to bring your landscape to its full potential. We are dedicated professionals, and we strive daily to live up to John Davey's motto: 'Do it right, or not at all.'"

Chris Heim | Atlanta District Manager
Company Information
Services Offered
The Davey Tree Expert Company offers professional tree pruning and removal, cabling, lightning protection, deep root fertilization, insect and disease control, and analysis by ISA Certified Arborists.
Company History
John Davey founded the company in 1880. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest horticulture companies in the country, with more than 8,000 employee-owners in North America.
Davey Tree is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and is a member of the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC).
Employee Information
According to Chris Heim, who has more than 30 years of company service, the core foundation at Davey is employee ownership. Davey is the 13th-largest 100 percent employee-owned company in the US.
Areas Served
Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Tucker, Canton, Waleska, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna

“Every spring, Davey comes through and trims up our trees. They've done a couple of trees for us. They also knocked down a tree that's probably 18 inches in diameter. They did a very good, careful job. It was against one of our buildings, so it was a tremendous feat on their part. I'd give them A+, without a doubt. They're a great company.”

“They did some fertilization work for us. They have always done excellent work. They're very knowledgeable, so I don't trust anybody else with my trees. I would rate the overall experience as an A+.”

“They were trimming some trees for me. We've used them before, and they're very responsive and professional. I'd say they earned an A+ for the overall experience.”

“Everything is great with them. I would recommend them.”

“They do my lawn service. I love them. They do a great job. They're always having to stay on a stringent schedule to make sure that they do it on correct intervals for my grass service. The results on my grass is great, one of the best lawns in the cul-de-sac. I'd give them A+. I tell everybody about them because everyone wants to know, 'Who does your grass?'”

“They take care of my lawn. They treat it, but I'm not sure what all they do for it because my husband handles all that. It's basically lawn care. My lawn is absolutely beautiful, so I can recommend them. It's very nice. I'd give them an A+ grade.”

“I've been using them for years. They do my yard service. I have a fertilizer and weed treatment plan with them. My overall experience would be A+, and that's the reason I'm staying with them. I have recommended them to others.”

“They do regular lawn maintenance for me. They give good service. They're an A+ company.”

“In the past, everything has been fine. They were supposed to come today, but I have not been at home, so I don't know if they've been there or not. For years they've trimmed my trees. They also did borer treatment on a tree and treated some other shrubberies for some problems. They're usually prompt about when they say they're coming each time, and I like the arborist. When I call, they send the arborist out to evaluate the shrubbery and trees, so I've been really pleased with them. I'd give them an A+ grade. They really do clean up everything afterward when they trim my trees.”

“They do my lawn fertilizer, disease control, and annual pruning. They have removed trees and done tree fertilizing. I like the personal service by the rep. I would grade my overall experience with them as A+. I have already recommended them lots of times.”

“They've done everything on my property for almost 20 years. They took down a pine tree that was intertwined with a bunch of other trees; it was really precarious the way it was and they took care of it. I'm totally satisfied, a hundred percent. They are the only ones I ever use. I'd give them A+ for the overall experience. It's been great. I have recommended them. I've given out full recommendations.”

“They gave me an estimate for removing trees on the last occasion that I used them. They are very knowledgeable and a good company. I would give them an A+ rating for the overall experience. I have recommended them.”

“They have removed trees, do my lawn service, aerate my yard, and weed control. As far as their tree removal, I think they're very, very careful. They've had to take some tress down that were really close to my neighbor's house, and it did not make me nervous at all. I would give the overall experience with them an A+.”

“They did a tree service for us. They were quick and efficient. I'd say they're an A+.”

“I like Davey Tree.”

“I know they've done the fertilizing of the grass, and they do other things as necessary. I had no complaints and I would recommend them.”

“I have no complaints, and I'm likely to recommend them.”

“They maintain my yard, and on a weekly or grass cutting basis, fertilize and mulch a few times a year. They help remove trees when we have that need. They do a good job of checking in advance to say they're going to be here to put some pesticides down. They're very well managed. They earned an A+.”

“They do the yard, shrubbery, and trees. I've had them for years, because they do well. They're on time and they do what they say. I'd say they're an A.”

“They come out and service the tree. They do the borer treatment and that kind of thing. The tree is still alive. They call and say they're coming out, and I never know whether they physically come out other than to put a little notice on my door. They earned an A.”

“They did some tree trimming, as well the fertilization and chemical treatment on my lawn. Overall, they do a very good job. Whenever I have a problem, they jump right on it. I would grade my overall experience with them as A.”

“They pruned one of our trees, our dogwood tree. They seemed to do a thorough job on the work they did with the tree and made it look really nice. They did a lot of work on it, more than I thought would be done. They did a lot of attention to detail. They deserve an A.”

“They do lawn treatments for weeds. They fertilize and aerate. They call before they come to make sure it's OK. If I call and have a question or concern, they'll come out within a day or so and talk to me about whatever. They're responsive. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They were taking down a large, very tall, dead tree. It was in a bad area where they had to be very careful about landscaping, and they did an excellent job. They get an A+.”

“They were fertilizing some trees. They get the highest grade.”

“They came and sawed down our knocked-over tree. I think that it was a recommendation from the insurance company. The guy that spearheaded the project was just awesome to work with and real flexible, and then those guys showed up, did a good job, and got in and out. Everything he told us on the front end they were going to do, they knocked out of the park. They deserve an A.”

“They've done two different jobs for me. They did some tree fertilization and some tree trimming. The guys that came out to do the work just did a real good job. If I asked them to do something, they didn't give me any hassle about it. They wanted to please and do what I asked them to do, so it was a real good experience. I've just known about them. I'd rate them as an A+.”

“I've used them for removing trees and shrubbery and also trimming trees. They just do a good job, and they're very personable people. I enjoy having them here to do the work, and they clean up well when they're done. I like everything about what they do. I've used them three times. I'd give them an A+.”

“We've used them for years. They do deep root treatments and leaf disease treatments, and they've trimmed back trees for us. They seem to know exactly what they're doing, and I like all the people that are there. Everybody that's come out here has been very professional and helpful. We've been using them for probably about 20 years.”

“They did some fertilization for the shrubs, trees, ornamental trees, and stuff like that. I started using them years ago when we lived in Alpharetta. We live in Roswell now, but back then, I'd called them to do some tree removal, and it led to them talking to me about fertilization. They do good work. I get results in my yard, and I see it. It's A work.”

“They've done some great work for me. They've fertilized my trees two years in a row, so they've done good stuff. I like it. I've been using them about three years. They're here when they say they're going to be here, and I have no complaints. They did what they said they were going to do. They're an A.”

“An arborist analyzed the health of the tree, and I decided to have the tree roots fertilized. I liked the arborist.”

“They treat a tree and shrubs that I have. My sister had used them before. They call beforehand to say that they're going to be here, and they're always here when they say they will be.”

“They fertilized our magnolia tree and also did some pruning in our backyard. They just showed up when they said they would, and their work was very good. I'd give them an A.”

“They were fertilizing trees and shrubs, and there was certainly nothing to dislike. On the positive side, I would say they came out, did a quick look around, and had a comprehensive conversation with me about it, so from that perspective, I think they were pretty good. They knew what we had on the property and what needed to be addressed, so as arborists they were pretty knowledgeable and helpful. It's the second time we've used them in two years. I'd go ahead and say they're an A.”

“I use Davey Tree, and it's been great. I've been using them to fertilize, debug, and deep root fertilize my trees. They do tree planting, they've done tree trimming for me, and they've done a great job. I would grade them an A.”

“They have a lot of expertise, they seem to know trees and their business well, and they're very reliable. They've done lots of different things. They regularly do some spraying in our yard to kind of help keep some of our trees and shrubs alive and growing, and then they've pruned trees down for us. We've used them for a number of years.”

“They've done some tree trimming work as well as deep root fertilization. They just seem to be a very professional organization—very experienced and easy to work with. They're a big national organization company, so I've just recognized the name for decades. I give them an A.”

“They fertilized the trees. They always do a great job, and we really appreciate it. We've used Davey Tree for years. They're customer focused and very careful about making sure that they don't damage the property with their big trucks and all that good stuff. They get an A on everything.”

“They have deep fed the roots on one of my trees. They did some deep feeding on a maple tree in my backyard. They show up on time, and they've been doing the deep root things for years now.”

“They were just trimming trees and getting them off the house and garage. The reason I chose them over a different company is because of the man that came out—I just connected with him, and he was real friendly and all. I'd rate them as an A.”

“We use Davey Tree. I would give Joel an A because he's the only person I've worked with there at the tree company. He came out and removed a few trees, he and his men, and they did a really nice job.”

“They've been taking care of my shrubbery, trees, and things like that for me for quite a number of years, and I think they've done a good job. I'm satisfied with them. I'm 90 years old, and I've been living in the South here for about 30 years, but before that, I lived in New Jersey, and I first employed Davey Tree in New Jersey. I would give them an A.”

“They trimmed and cut down a few trees. We chose them because they do less invasive work as far as not using spikes on their shoes, and we felt comfortable with that because they trim the trees versus just chopping them off. It was our first time using them.”

“I always have a positive experience with this company. They trimmed all my dogwoods off the wires, and then I had this shrubbery that had grown up to be huge trees, and they cut all those down. They just do good work, so I've never had a problem with them. I've been using them about three years.”

“They saved my Leyland cypress trees from having to be cut down. They're just very professional and very knowledgeable. This is the first time I used them. They get an A because they were great.”

“They were cutting down some trees. They were very efficient, did a very nice job, and cleaned up after themselves. They were very good. I've used them in the past.”

“They've done several things over the years. They've cut down trees, pruned trees, and pruned bushes. I like the quality of the personnel and the equipment they use, and they're very careful about making sure it's done safely and correctly without damage. They follow up with a good arborist who knows what he's talking about, so I have good experiences with them.”

“They were removing a couple of trees and trimming a tree. I guess they did a good job—they didn't take anything down that they weren't supposed to, and they were also consistent with the price that they quoted. They'd get an A.”

“Davey Tree removed and trimmed some trees, and they took care of a couple of injections for some trees that were having problems. I loved the arborist who came out and talked with us; he was fabulous and very knowledgeable, and he helped us make decisions about which trees could be saved and which could not. He was absolutely wonderful. I'd rate them as an A+.”

“Davey Tree did great work, and they cleaned up and got the trees off the house without any more damage. I loved everything about them; they were very professional, very receptive, nice, and friendly. I'm definitely going to get them to cut down another tree. I'd give them two A's.”

“I love Davey Tree. They're very responsible and knowledgeable. They fertilize our trees and advise us about what branches to cut. We've been using them for over a decade. They get a solid A.”

“It was beautiful, and they were courteous and cleaned up. They're awesome. They come back and check their work, they call you back to ask if you're happy, and they fix it if you're not. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're very good, and I'd give them an A. They've done pruning and fertilizing, and they took down a huge tree that was between my neighbor's yard and mine. It was dead, and that thing was enormous. It was a pine tree, and it was 80 to 100 feet, maybe—really tall. They're excellent.”

“I had work done last year by Davey Tree Expert, and it was great. They're great—they were best service.”

“I use Davey Tree, and I'd give them an A+. They've cut down some huge pine trees in my yard and some other trees, too. They don't tear up your yard, they don't make a mess, and they clean everything up. I found them through the Best Pick Reports book. I've used them for a few years, and they've been there for a while. They just do a great job.”

“I would rate Davey Tree Expert as an A+. They cut down trees and installed part of my lawn, and I am getting lawn care, weed control, and that kind of stuff from them. I like everything about them.”

“They cut a tree for me, and they do lawn service. They're professional. They have arborists who are trained in identifying tree disease, and they're very courteous. They deserve an A+.”

“Davey has done tree trimming and landscape work. They were very thorough. They showed up when they said they would, completed the work in a timely manner, and cleaned up. A neighbor of mine also used them. I'd give them an A+ because I had no complaints.”

“They cut down a tree and trimmed some limbs and stuff about two years ago. They were very knowledgeable and very helpful. They were there and gone in half a day or so, and they cleaned up. I asked them to leave part of the tree for me and cut it up into cords, and they did that and left it stacked up out of the way. I found them in Bet Pick Reports, and I'd have them do work again—if I ever needed it, they'd be the first ones I'd call. They earned an A+.”

“Their most recent work was probably about three weeks ago; it was the complete removal of four trees. Joel, the person we dealt with, was very helpful in assessing what needed to be done, and the tree removal was so professionally done. I would give them an A+.”

“Davey trimmed four trees. Their customer service is good. Everything was positive. My neighbor across the street had had some work done, too, so I called them. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“They cut down three or four trees. They cleaned up, and they did a good job. I heard about them from Best Pick Reports. They're all arborists; that's what got me to use them—I figured they knew what they were doing. I'd give Davey Tree an A+.”

“We use Davey, and it's going very well. I wasn't happy with two or three people I had used before, but we like them. I'd give Davey an A.”

“We had Davey Tree do the work, and they did what they said they were going to do. It was all good—an A.”

“They removed a dead tree. They did what they said they were going to do, and they cleaned up. They get an A.”

“I'm very pleased with Davey Tree, and I would support them in anything they did.”

“Davey Tree has done good work. I have no problem with them whatsoever—I'd give them an A rating.”

“They are currently doing work for me; they've done work for me in the past, too. I'd give them an A.”

“They cut trees that were touching the house, and they did a great job. A couple years ago, a friend told me about the company. I'd give them an A.”

“Davey was great. They did some pruning and cut down some trees. They were on time, and they didn't ask for money before they did the job; they sent a bill after the job was done. They were easy to work with. I'd probably give them a good A.”

“Davey Tree did a great job. I had a sweet gum tree that was very close to the house and growing under the foundation. They were prompt and actually pretty quiet while doing the job. Even though it rained, they did it on time, and they didn't damage the lawn. Even the guys who came to grind the stump did a terrific job. I'd certainly give them a solid A.”

“Davey Tree has taken down whole trees and large limbs. They're very easy to deal with. They're very high-end, as far as their knowledge of trees and how much which trees can be pruned; they don't just chop down whatever you want. They're willing to discuss it with you. They're an A+—definitely.”

“I love Davey Tree. I felt like they were really knowledgeable, very accommodating, and very professional. The arborist was awesome. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They always do a tremendous job. If you want a great job done with very little difficulties, I'd recommend them. They took care of a dead tree for me. I would give their work an A+.”

“Davey Tree did a job for us. They took a tree down. The tree was diseased and was a potential hazard. I was absolutely satisfied with the work that they did. They'd get an A+ from me. Their professionalism was outstanding.”

“We ended up going with Davey. They were excellent—just absolutely excellent. They were well equipped, they came when promised, they were real efficient, and they gave us no reason to be worried about what they were doing. It was very well done. It was just one tree, but they'll definitely be doing any others that we need to have done. I would rate the company A+.”

“I had a positive experience with Davey. I've hired them to do future work—I was very impressed. They came out and gave me quotes when I asked for them, they arrived on time, and they gave good service; everything they did was very well done. They've been here twice. They cut down and removed a tree. They were friendly, professional, and did a good job with the cleanup. I would use them again, and I would recommend them. They did a great job. I would give them an A+.”

“I had a dead tree removed by Davey in 2009. It was very good—I'd call the work A+. I wasn't home when they did the work, and when I did come home, the tree was just gone. There was no debris; there wasn't even a leaf to let you know it had been there. It was a fantastic experience.”

“Davey removed a tree in my yard that had been hit by lightning. I was exceptionally satisfied—they were so thorough, and they cleaned up so well behind themselves. I would recommend using them, and I would rate them an A.”

“They did some work for us last August. They were very responsive, and they performed the scope of work within time and budget. We had very high shrubbery that couldn't be reached with traditional equipment, and it's all on a 50-foot-long row. They were able to get up and, with scaffolding, trim it down to an acceptable level. We found them in Home Reports. I'd grade their work an A.”

“Our experience with Davey was great. They cut down a couple of trees in our backyard. Their customer service stood out, and their cleanup was great. They get an A+ from us.”

“Davey Tree took out a leaning tree in our yard, and they did real well. We were happy and satisfied with the service overall. We'd give them an A+. They did exactly what they said they'd do; we really had no complaints.”

“We've used Davey for tree service, and I would give their company an A. They did pruning, removal, and deep root fertilization. I would go with them again.”

“They removed a pretty big oak tree that was already leaning so that it didn't fall on our shed. It was a pretty big oak tree, actually. They leaned it over and cut it all up. The whole experience was positive. I'd give them an A for their performance. It was an endeavor, moving that big tree.”

“Davey moved a tree for us. They expedited the service pretty quickly. They came out here quickly, and they moved everything in a timely fashion. It was right around Christmas, the holidays, and they were still able to get it done. I would definitely recommend them. I'd grade them an A.”

“I had Davey come take down trees for me. They cut them up and stacked them, and they did a good job. I don't know much about that business, but they did good work, they came when they were supposed to come, and they did what I asked them to do. I think they were good.”

“Davey did a great job. We had a tree that was very tall, and it was completely blocking the sunlight to our pool, so we had them take the top third of it off. The tree was really tall, and they did a great job of going up there and taking the branches and the top of the tree off but still leaving plenty of canopy for the tree to survive. It's doing well this spring, so it fulfilled the purpose. I would give them an A. They did a really good job of cleaning up the stuff—it was very difficult getting the branches from the backyard out to the chipper in the front, because there was a narrow sloping path. It was a challenge, but they did a really good job, and they didn't wreck any of our landscaping trying to get the branches out. They did a very thorough job.”

“Their work is very good. I had no problems with them of any kind—they're good people. They have cut down some trees that needed cutting very badly, and they do a good job. I would rate the company an A.”

“Davey removed a tree for us a few years ago—it was leaning toward the house, and we wanted it removed. Overall, I was absolutely satisfied with the company. They get an A rating from me.”

“I've used Davey, and they've done a fine job. They've done trimming. They've taken out six trees, ground the stumps, and covered it all up. I've had a good experience with them. They do grade-A jobs.”

“They've done some work for me. They cleaned up after very well. They took down trees; this was the first and only time I've used them. I found out about them when I saw them doing a job for the neighbors across the street. I've only experienced their work once, and I would say that based on that experience alone, they appear to be a good company. I would say they did very well—I would grade it an A.”

“They did some work for us last summer. I liked their customer service. They helped us with a couple of our trees. We heard about them through word-of-mouth. I haven't had to call them back for any reason. I would give them an A.”

“They removed four trees for us last summer. They were easy to work with, they were reliable, they showed up when they said they would, and they completed the work when they said they would. Overall, it was a good experience. I looked through Home Reports; that's how I found them. I called three different places, and I went with Davey Tree. I would give them an A.”

“They did some work for me last fall. They were very thorough, and they did a good job. We had a larger tree, and a smaller one had fallen; they cut down the larger one and removed both the large and small trees. I got them out of Home Reports, called them up, worked it out, and had them come do the job. I'd rate them A.”

“We used to work with a lot of other tree companies, but then we'd have to have them come back out, and the estimate would be twice as expensive as the last time we used them. We switched a couple times, and we went with Davey. We had them remove a tree that was sick, and we had a couple other trees that needed to be pruned back because they had just gotten out of control, so we had them do that as well. That job turned out really good for us; we're very impressed with them. Their customer service is very good. I would definitely give them an A—I don't remember anything special about them, but I have nothing negative to say about them.”

“They were very professional; they came in and helped me decide what I needed to do. When they came out, they told me what they thought they were supposed to do, they did it, and they made sure I was happy with what they had done at the end. They cleaned up fairly well after themselves. They removed one tree, and they pruned about a dozen others. We just moved to this house, and the trees in the backyard hadn't been pruned for quite a while, so they trimmed them all up to a manageable level. I found them in Home Reports. They get an A+. I had no issues with them at all. They did great.”

“We had a tree that was close to the house and had a little damage to the trunk, and Davey cut it down for me. I was satisfied with the work they did. I'd grade them an A+; they were excellent. You can find cheaper, but I think you get what you pay for sometimes—with Davey, I could've gotten a cheaper price to cut a tree down, but I wanted a professional company that was knowledgeable about what was going on with the tree.”

“My experience with Davey Tree was extremely positive. They removed four very large trees and trimmed two or three more trees. The quality of work was superb, and the crew couldn't have been more polite. I'd give them an A.”

“Davey Tree assessed the health of a large maple tree in my front yard. I didn't know if it was salvageable or not. They were able to recommend a treatment program that involved deep-root fertilization as well as insect control. It's been almost a year, and the tree is doing fabulous. I'm very happy with the outcome. I'd definitely give them an A+.”