Branches Tree Experts
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Branches Tree Experts has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 157 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Branches Tree Experts is a full-service arboriculture and forestry consulting company committed to the preservation and planting of trees in the urban, suburban, and rural landscape. We partner with homeowners to preserve and protect the health and beauty of their properties."

Michael Guercin | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Branches Tree Experts offers a variety of tree and shrub services, including planting, pruning, fertilization, cabling, bracing, removal, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, invasive species management, erosion and sediment control, and rain garden construction. The company also performs hazardous tree and insurance evaluations as well as construction consultations.
Company History
The local company was founded in 1988.
President Michael Guercin has been an ISA Certified Arborist for 20 years and has over 30 years of industry experience. Branches is a registered firm in the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's Small, Local Business Enterprise Program.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms and drive marked vehicles.
LTE #533
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

“I have known Michael Guercin since he used to live only a block away. One of my sons worked for him as a chipper during his 'gap year' between high school and college. I have always been happy with his services as regards to my many trees, even to taking down a huge oak crammed in between three buildings. Branches was extremely careful and left me, at my request, a vast pile of fireplace rounds.”

“Branches did an excellent job trimming back my trees.”

“Branches fertilizes my trees every year and sprays the dogwoods to keep them in good health as well as consulting on any tree problems that may arise. I count on them to be knowledgeable and responsive, and they haven't disappointed me.”

“This company appears very knowledgeable about landscaping. They also suggest alternatives if what I wanted could not be done. They were recommended to me by my daughter several years ago.”

“We have always had excellence service from Branches in the following areas: advice as to plant selection and maintenance, followed by actual planting, pruning and trimming trees and shrubs. The company's service has always been timely, and we always appreciate that following a service visit, Branches leaves our property in a completely clean state. In short, we are thoroughly satisfied with the all work by Branches.”

“Rich is a thoughtful, helpful arborist and the lead for the team that did the work, Carlos, was also very knowledgeable and communicated with us throughout.”

“My experience with Branches Tree Experts was absolutely positive. They were really thorough, and they cleaned up everything. Everything was beautiful after it was over. They were very quick, very professional, and very clean. I would rate them as an A.”

“Two things about their work stood out. The first thing was the owner of the company. He loved my old cherry blossom tree as much as I loved it. The care that the crew took to make sure nothing got damaged stood out also, and I was amazed how they were able to bring the tree down and not disturb anything. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did a good job. It was excellent, and I have no complaints. I'd highly recommend Branches.”

“I had a very positive experience. They were very thorough and very conscientious. I give them an A+.”

“It was excellent. I have no complaints and I'd highly recommend them.”

“They were great. They were excellent, no complaints.”

“It was excellent, I have no complaints, and I'd recommend them.”

“It was excellent and I have no complaints. I would recommend them. They were fine.”

“It was excellent, no complaints. I'd recommend them.”

“I'm still working with them. I'm building a whole windbreaker. I'm still working with them and probably will continue in the future. I'd refer them, you'd like it. I give them an A for everything. I'll most likely recommend them.”

“I'd give them an A. Frankly, I can't even remember what they did for me last time, but I was satisfied with it. I'd use them again.”

“I do remember the experience being positive. They did a really good job with the trees and there was no debris left behind. It was basically like they came in, took care of business, and left it in better shape than when they got there. I can't think of anything negative to say about them so I'd give them an A.”

“It was a nice crew and they did a good job. They seemed to know what they were talking about—very knowledgeable. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They were OK, they were fine. I guess they were courteous and friendly, everything was good. I guess I'd give them an A.”

“I'd give them an A.”

“I would say I have no complaints.”

“It was OK, it was fine.”

“They did some planting of some bushes in the back and cleaned up the front yard. They did fine.”

“I can't remember, I guess I had a positive experience. I have no complaints.”

“My experience was absolutely positive. Their knowledge stood out to me, and the fact that they can impart it to the customer. He told me about a tree that I was wondering if it was worth saving. He looked at it and said that no, it really wasn't because the roots were all bound up from the side. So, stuff like that. His knowledge, the expertise, and his sharing it. I'd give them an A. It's very, very likely that I'll recommend them.”

“They did a fine job. They were fine. There were no problems. They were cutting down some branches on a tree that was half-dead that they revived. They got rid of the dead branches. This was the first time that I had done work with them. I would give them an A for excellent with no complaints.”

“They did an excellent job.”

“I would say they're an A+. I think they were really good. The good thing is that they were really efficient, and they cleaned up really well. It was great. It was trimming and cutting back the trees. It was really well done.”

“They were very clean. They tidied everything up. They were very responsive and on time. They were doing tree removal. This was the first time that I ever worked with them. They were removing three trees, and they were very competent. I found out about them from my next-door neighbor. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“I was pleased with them. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“I had a great experience. They didn't butcher my trees. They have a good sense of aesthetics. I'm a big plant guy. They just took out the only branches that needed to be taken out, and that's what I asked for. They trimmed two very large trees, and they trimmed three medium-sized trees. I found out about them from my neighborhood. I would recommend people to at least get a quote. I would give them an A+ because they did some extra things too.”

“I've done business with them for ten years at least. I think they thinned out some trees, but it was hard to keep track of it. They get back with me. They were pretty responsive. I would recommend them, and I have. They would be an A grade.”

“We were pleased with the work that they did; we were quite pleased with them. They were trimming trees and also doing some other kinds of things. We were very pleased with it. I had no complaints with them, so I would give them an A.”

“They did a good job. I would give them an A.”

“They were good. They were efficient. They came and did what they were supposed to do, cleaned up, and left. They took out some trimming. They took out some branches from some trees. I got a recommendation. I would recommend them, and in fact, I have already. I would give them an A rating.”

“They did the job, and I didn't need to be here. They pruned the holly tree that was tucked between my house and the neighbor's house. This was the first time they had done work for me. They were recommended to me by the people who do my lawn. It was all very easy. I would give them an A.”

“I actually contacted them today about some more work. The work that they did was a little tricky because the tree was hanging over my neighbor's and our property, but I think the people that come and do the work are thoughtful and careful. They seemed knowledgeable about where to prune, and they clean up. The level of professionalism is there, which is nice. They were just trimming a tree that was hanging over my lawn. I know I had gotten estimates from them in the past, but I think this is the first time that I had hired them, and I was happy. I'm already using them again. They are well known, and I think they have a good reputation in this neighborhood. My next-door neighbor had used them. We were glad they could come out quickly too. I think that's basically how it started. I would give them an A.”

“The owner trimmed some trees. I would give them an A.”

“They were punctual and seemed to do the trick, so they're fine. They treated some scale or something that I had on some trees. This was not the first time that I had done work with them. I think I'd seen them around. I would give them an A.”

“I have no complaints. They were spraying that one tree. They were actually working in a neighbor's house, I think, and I said, 'Do you do spraying?' He said, 'Yes,' and so he came back when he said he would, and it was very uncomplicated. I would give them an A.”

“They were very easy to communicate with. I think they did good and thorough work. They recommended certain things, which we followed through on, and were just very personable. I had no complaints that I know of. We had a dogwood that had some kind of disease on it. It needed immediate attention, and so they looked at it, they fertilized it, trimmed it, and sprayed whatever they needed to spray with, so it was a technical thing that they had to diagnose and treat. That's the main thing that we were concerned about. I will call them back when I need them. I would give them an A rating.”

“I would recommend them 110 percent. They're very well qualified. I've used them twice. They uprooted three trees for me. One was half-dead, and the other two, my wife and I wanted them removed to make the yard prettier. They climbed and trimmed the branches to make the bigger trees whole and look better all around. Long story short, we will be using them again. I think I would give them an A.”

“They did really good work. They were prompt, efficient, polite, and everything was what I expected it to be. They removed a dead tree and trimmed other trees. I would give them an A.”

“Everything is fine. They did the job well. It was a long time ago. They did what we needed to be done. They pruned a tree, and they did a chemical treatment to help a struggling tree. I would give them an A rating.”

“They did a good job, and they did what they were supposed to do. They sprayed my tree, and that's all that they needed to do. I would give them an A.”

“I have nothing but good things to say about them. I would give them an A rating.”

“We were very pleased. They have very good customer service. They only had to do what we needed to do, and they were very pleasant. They were doing some trimming of trees, and they were putting some treatments on some of our trees. They had done work for the people who owned the house before us. They had let me know that they liked them. I would give Branches an A grade.”

“They were great. They came when they said they were going to, and they were easy to pay. They were pretty quick. I have a two year old, and she enjoyed watching them. They were removing one large dead limb and a couple of additional smaller dead limbs. One of my neighbors was actually getting some work on his trees done, and that was how we found out. I have no complaints—an A grade is fine for them.”

“They came on time. They knew what they were doing. They finished on time. They did exactly what I needed to have done, and they cleaned up afterward. They removed a tree and then trimmed another tree. I have used them twice before over the years. I would give them an A rating.”

“They did fine. They're an A grade.”

“They did a great job. They were professional. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. I was afraid they were going to fall out of the tree and die, and they didn't. They were taking down a huge old pine that died. It was a sad occasion, but they did a great job. It was just that one tree that they were working on. They came out here years ago to trim some other trees. I had found out about them from a neighborhood recommendation. I just remembered that I was a happy camper—that's about all. They deserve an A grade.”

“They did what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it. They removed a tree. It was just the one tree they removed. This was not the first time that I worked with them. The landscape architect recommended them. They have been responsive and friendly. I would give them an A-. Whether something was weather related or not is up for debate on one of the delays.”

“They did a couple of stump removals. It was actually one small tree with a stump and then an extra stump that they took out. They did it while I was gone, which was great. I just took pictures and emailed it to them. That's how they gave me the quote. They were comfortable doing that, which was the right thing to do, and it probably saved them some money as well. I would absolutely give them an A.”

“I've used Branches Tree Experts in the past. I found them to do exactly what they told me they were going to do, at the price they told me they were going to charge. They were trimming branches from a tree. I think they also took a tree down for me that had been struck by lightning, but that was some years ago. In most cases, I wasn't here when they did the work, but I had good conversations and interactions with them before they came. It's been a number of years. I think I first started using them to feed my tree before I lost it. I can't remember how I first got a hold of them, but I've gone back to them since then. I never give anybody a straight A, so I would give them an A-. I was comfortable with them.”

“Branches is great. They're very knowledgeable and really know trees very well. They were easy to schedule and really efficient, and they did a great job cleaning up. They cut off dead branches, inspected the trees, and made sure the trees were healthy. They were also a really terrific consultant on managing the health of a tree that was right next to a driveway job I was having done. They were very generous with their time. They earned an A.”

“Branches Tree Experts did a great job. My trees look a lot better. They cleaned up some dead branches and trimmed up a number of trees. They get an A—their work was outstanding.”

“They were very good, very responsible, very personable, and very professional. They were concerned about how they did the job, and they interacted with us extremely well. They pruned a very large tree, and I'd give them an A for their excellent work.”

“They cleaned up beautifully and were very responsive to questions we had. They trimmed back a crepe myrtle, that's one of the oldest around where I live. I would recommend this company, and I'd give them an A.”

“The project manager is efficient and good, and the team leader is a hardworking man. He only does a little bit more than the contract scope, but looked at things and he wanted to solve problems—he's a problem solver, so he solves them. They work very hard, and they know what they're doing, so I would give them an excellent rating—I'd give them an A.”

“They trimmed the trees. They did the job quickly and well, and I'd rate them an A+.”

“They did tree trimming for me. They did a good job with what I asked for, they suggested one thing I hadn't noticed, and they operated quickly and cleaned up very well. I would recommend their business, and I'd give them an A grade.”

“I'd give Branches Tree Experts an A rating.”

“I had some kind of infestation around my shrubbery in the front of my house, and they took care of it. They did the work well, they were pleasant, they came very soon, and they were very professional. The infestation hasn't come back. I'd give Branches an A.”

“They're very efficient. They've cared for trees of ours for five years, and they get an A from me.”

“They were on time, and they gave me all of the necessary information up front after they had serviced my trees. I needed to clean things outside before I could eat outside and that sort of thing, and so they gave me all the information that I really needed to make it a safe environment—I really appreciated that. I felt like it was very good service. They did a grade-A job.”

“I like the way the fellow came out and explained everything—we talked it all through before anything was agreed to. They showed up on time, and they did the job as they described they would do it. I'd give them an A.”

“They've got a professional crew, they're quick on the job, and they do a great job. I'd rate their company an A.”

“They were on time and very thorough. They cleaned everything up afterward, and they were very responsive. Everything kind of went according to way they described it. I'd give Branches Tree Experts an A—they did great.”

“I had no complaints, which is pretty positive. I'd give their service an A.”

“The people from Branches were experts in the field. They sold and planted a tree, and they have fertilized it annually since. I'd give them an A grade.”

“Branches has done pruning for me. I feel that they're honest, they're knowledgeable, and they are responsible. They deserve an A rating.”

“They're very good—I'd give them an A.”

“They were responsible; I actually didn't see them at all, but I trust them. I'd give them an A.”

“The person that came from Branches explained the impact of cutting back or not cutting back the trees, and they told us about the trees as well. I would give them an A.”

“I have a tree that needs constant attention, and they come out about once a year and trim something for me. I've used them for years, and they're always very reliable. The guy that I work with is very professional and always gets back to me. They show up when they say they're going to show up, and they clean up after themselves. I have nothing but good things to say—I would absolutely recommend them. I'd give them an A.”

“They did the task that they were assigned to do—they did tree removal for me. I would recommend their business, and I'd rate them A-.”

“Branches came when they said they were going to come, they seemed to do a good job, and I haven't had any problems. I'd give them an A-.”

“My experience was extremely good with Branches Tree Experts. They tend to three trees, and they understand them. They do the pruning, and they do the fertilizing but without chemicals, so I like that very much. Our trees are beautiful. I've already recommended them to others. I'd give them an A.”

“Branches Tree Experts was excellent—the best. They went out and checked the tree. They explained to me what they thought was the right thing to do, and then they trimmed back the tree. He did a beautiful job. I have nothing but good things to say. I'd definitely give them an A.”

“Branches Tree Experts was excellent. They're very professional, knowledgeable, and customer-oriented. I am very pleased with everything they've ever done for me. Our tree was sick in the backyard, and they treated it. I'd absolutely recommend them.”

“Branches Tree Experts did a great job. They came when they said they were going to come, they did exactly what they said they would, and everything was perfect. It was great.”

“I liked their attention to detail, their efficiency, and their friendly, customer-centric manner. Recently, they did trimming for me, and I've used them in the past as well. I'd give them an A for their excellent work.”

“I like the service. The trees that they treated are healthy. They apply fertilizations; they keep up the injection fertilization in the springtime. They deserve an A.”

“Branches Tree Experts was quick and efficient. They did tree removal for me. They scheduled the job and came at the time it was scheduled. A manager came out on site and inspected the work while it was being done. I would recommend this company to others. They're A+.”

“They cut back one of my trees, and they were very quick. I'd give them an A+.”

“They showed up when they said they were going to show up, and they did good work. They're very friendly. I've used them a couple of times, and they're very good. I have a gigantic magnolia tree in my front lawn, and they've trimmed that back a few times. I'd give them an A+. They're good.”

“Branches Tree Experts removed pieces of trees for me. They got the stuff out and took care of it. I'd give them A+. They're a good company.”

“They're friendly and knowledgeable, and they're really respectful of the property and the trees. They feed our trees, and they trim our trees. They come out about twice a year. I would definitely recommend them. They do good work. I would give them an A.”

“Branches Tree Experts has been very reliable. I like their promptness and their keeping up with my schedule and everything. I have some poplars on my property, and they're giving them some kind of food that is not a chemical to keep them healthy. They're an A.”

“They removed a mulberry tree for us, and they were prompt and personable. I'd give them an A.”