The Davey Tree Expert Company
7th year as a Best Pick
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The Davey Tree Expert Company has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 262 customer surveys.
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"We are committed to customer satisfaction by using the most advanced arboriculture products and techniques available. John Davey's original motto was 'Do it right or not at all.' We are asking our customers to discover the Davey difference and the Davey-Care service guarantee that our highly trained employee-owners provide."

Craig Ritter | District Manager
Company Information
Services Offered
The Davey Tree Expert Company offers a full range of tree care services, including tree and shrub pruning with thorough cleanup; tree removal and stump grinding; tree and shrub fertilization; insect and disease control; and cabling, bracing, and lightning protection, along with storm damage work. The company also offers lawn care services, including seasonally formulated liquid and/or dry fertilization; weed, insect, and disease management; and lawn aerification.
Company History
Davey Tree was founded in 1880.
Distinctions
The company is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and has several ISA Certified Arborists and TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff.
Additional Information
The company developed and uses Arbor-Green Pro, its own tree and shrub fertilizer.
Licenses
LTE #440
Areas Served
Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park

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The Davey Tree Expert Company has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 262 customer surveys.
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Review by
02/13/2018

“I've had both positive and negative experiences with them. The positive was they did the treatments as agreed, but on another job where they took down a tree, they left—they took it down as agreed—they left the stump after the tree was taken down. They left that there for way too long, and when I finally had to—I complained multiple times—when I finally got a hold of someone in another section of the company—they'd called to do another treatment and I said, 'No way, I'm through with this company' and they wanted to know why. I told them why. The other section of the company took the initiative to get a hold of the other section and tell them they'd better clean up their mess because they'd not finished the job. They left stuff lying all around and the grass was dying. Once the company was a positive experience, and the other part of the company ended as a negative experience. I'd have to give them a C.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“The crew that came in was very professional and approachable. I watched them. I just got out of the way, told them what I need to do, and just went on about my business. They did a very professional job, cleaned the yard up, and took out all the debris. I was very pleased with them. They couldn't save my tree, though. They're A+. I'm very satisfied with Davey Tree.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“Davey Tree did a great job. They price very fairly. There was a lot of people taking advantage of my neighbors because of the tornado that went through our neighborhood. Their price was very reasonable, first-pass, and obviously not inflated. I can't say that about everybody else. There were no complaints about their work. I would recommend them.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“I highly recommend them. They're just a very good business. They did all their work right, so I'm fine with it. They did what they said they were going to do, for the price at the time, so you can't argue with that. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“Davey Tree have done work for me. In addition to doing the work as they described, they met all the times—when they were coming, how long it would take, that sort of thing—which I found unusual in the trades today. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“The guy that does the work knows what he's doing, and they know what they're doing. They do all the fertilization and over-seeding. They started last year. They did a good job. I'm renewing with them this year. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They came when they said they would, and it cost what they said it would. I'd give them a B+. As far as I know, the quality of work was fine. What they did disappeared into the soil, and as far as I know, it was excellent.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They're very, very good and very follow-through conscious. I'm very pleased with them. I used them Virginia, and I had them over here in Maryland. The paperwork's on my desk to get them started in March.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They were fine. They gave a good rate, and they did a good job. I'd give them a B+. They could have cleaned up some extra stuff. They're tree removal people. They came and they cut down some trees.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“Davey Tree did their job, except for the last guy who didn't know what a holly tree looked like. He was looking all over creation for it, and he was standing right under it. I'd give them a C.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They come out quickly when we call, and they follow up. When they come out and do the work, they're neat and particular, and they do a good job. That's why we always use them. They get an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“It's been great. They're great people. They're very, very good. They listen. They personalize the service. There were no complaints. All good—on a scale of one to ten they're a ten.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“Davey Tree Expert Company showed up on time. They worked really fast. They were very clean and really polite. I'd give them an A+ overall. They were wonderful.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“I like the fact that they got rid of the scale that was trying to overtake my property. I was having a problem with scale. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They're just really good. They're on time, they come, and they do a good job. I'd give them an A overall. Their customer service is good.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They were efficient. I would give them an A. They billed me really late. It seemed a little—they didn't bill me right away.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“I like that they're responsive. Their work is very good. I had no complaints, and I would highly recommend them.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“Davey Tree shows up on time. They do a good job. My yard is looking better every year. They get an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They're fine. They need a credit card. There were no complaints with them. I would recommend them.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They don't take care of the violets for weeks. We always say it's a problem. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They were responsive and friendly. They did what they needed to do. Davey Tree gets an A.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They're very prompt, professional, and easy to work with. They're definitely A+.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They seemed pretty straightforward. I'd give them a B+.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They were responsive. I'd give them an A-.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They do their job. I'll give them an A+.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“It was a positive experience.”

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02/13/2018

“It was a positive experience.”

Review by
02/13/2018

“They're prompt, courteous, and on time. Good quality work. They're A+.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“Overall , I'd give them an A+. They sprayed some trees for bagworms.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“Overall, I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I'd give them an A overall. Everything was good. I would recommend them fine.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I'd give them an A+. I've never even been here when they’ve come. It's always been over the phone. I'm very happy with their service.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I would give them an A+. They do spraying, fertilization, and when we ask them to do pruning. They do it several times a year.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I would give them an A. They were a great group. I have recommended them already. I have a tree farm and they worked on spraying for weeds and they have worked on clearing out dead trees.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I'd  give them an A+. They did a fantastic job overall. They pruned about five holly trees and then they took down two trees and ground the stumps. They pruned a couple of crape myrtles.”

Review by
01/05/2017

“I would give them an A overall. I don't know about their punctuality. I'm not typically around. They call ahead of time and say they’ll be there on such and such a day. Their cleanliness and expertise was good. Basically, they do pest control treatments for various shrubs, trees, plants. They check for healthiness and treat for whatever other issues may be going on and they do that quarterly for me. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“We're very happy with them. Both in May and the follow up. I'm not sure whether this is the lawn treatment or the tree and shrub. We've been very happy with all of our dealings with Davey. We're happy across the board and we have recommended them to our community association for the tree and the shrub. The manager at the local office does an excellent job. He's come out himself a few times and we're very happy with Davey.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“They're pretty good, but I must say I called them about my lawn. They said that they were going to do something and I got a message saying that they were going to come out, but I never got a call when. That's the only complaint I've got. As far as the trees are concerned, they did a really good job. That's the reason why I hired them for my lawn too. I'd give them an A+ overall. I really didn't talk to too many people. The only person I talked to was the same person who actually came out. No complaints with their customer service. They were finished up on time. I'd be very likely to recommend them.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“We've  had a contract with them for many years to do lawn service and I often have them come out once a year to trim years, like early in the spring. They’re always conscientious. If I want them to call me ahead, and if I have any questions, they always do. They always call and say, 'I'm going to be out there in the next day. Do you have any questions?' They're excellent. I'd give them an A+ all across the board.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“They  took a tree out and they did some trimming and they killed some vines that were climbing on the trees. It was general tree work. I'd give them an A+ and will continue to use them. I would recommend them without question.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“They're  the best. Their service was twofold. They actually removed a tree and they did pruning on several other trees. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“They sprayed for ticks and we made a plan for them to come back in the fall, but they haven’t been back yet. We haven't called them to get them back yet. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“They did work on a tree that had fallen. I'd give them an A+. They came out that same week.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“It was a big limb of a tree that had fallen. Overall, I'd give them an A.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“I had no complaints and I'd be extremely likely to recommend them to a friend.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“It was fine. I had absolutely no complaints. They were wonderful.”

Review by
09/26/2016

“It was great.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They're an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was good.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I liked them. They’re a good company with good people, and they do a good job.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“If I had a bad experience, I would let them know. They do fertilizer on my yard, and I like it.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were timely, prompt, and reasonable. They did an evaluation of the trees on my property.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was good—A, no complaints.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“Davey Tree does a good job.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did a great job.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did a good job.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was positive.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was positive.”

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11/16/2015

“It was positive.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I'm satisfied.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I'm satisfied.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was fine—A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They're a very good company. They really did a lot of hard work that day; it was a long day. They did five or six trees, and they did an excellent job on all of it.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I had a great experience with them. They did good work on everything. They trimmed one of my trees in the front yard. I would recommend them and give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I thought they were professional and neat—neatness is a big thing to me. The guy who came out was very knowledgeable. I had big trees trimmed.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I liked the pricing, they were on time, and they cleaned up well. They had to cut trees down. It took about six hours. I would recommend them.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“It was excellent. They were prompt and responsive. We needed a tree taken down and some trimming done. I would recommend them and give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They show up when they say they're going to be here and do an excellent job. They trimmed my huge tree, and it took all day, so it was a big job.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did the yard work when they said they were going to do it. They pruned some trees and spread some mulch. I would recommend them.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“We had very, very good results from Davey Tree. We’ve had to use them three or four times, and it’s no problem.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“B, it was so long ago. It was bad weather and we had some problems with that but it's not really their fault.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They come and do the work properly, and I'm in touch with him. He comes and visits beforehand, and we go over the lot of what I want done. He does a good job. I had them cut down some trees and clear away the chopped-up trunk.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“We received a discount when I referred them to another client, so I was very happy with that. They also mitigated a difficult situation with a neighbor about a limb that was growing over their property, so I'll give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did exactly what we asked for, and they were very prompt and thorough about the entire service. They cut down ten trees in about half a day. This is my second time using them, and I’d recommend them and give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were responsive, responsible, and the prices were fair. They did a good job. They removed several big, old trees and pruned others. It took about a week. I’d recommend them.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were very good. They took a tree down, and I would recommend them. I'd give them an A+. They were clean, courteous, and knew what they were doing. There wasn't any mess.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were great, knew what they were talking about, did what they said they’d do on time, and there was no fooling around about the money—they were true to their quote, and I found them highly professional. They pruned and fertilized the trees. I would absolutely recommend them. I'm using them again because I've just arranged for our civic association to use them.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“The only think I complain about is they did a tree stump and he left all the crap here. It's a big pile of whatever they ground up, I wish they would've taken it away. They cut a tree down. They cut the tree down, they got rid of the tree, they were supposed to grind the stump, they did grind the stump but they left a big pile of crap here. I'm 70 years old, I can't do it. It's still sitting there.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They're reasonably priced, seem to be pretty well organized, and get in and out pretty quickly. They’re very professional, and they clean up pretty well, so overall, I'm satisfied with what they do. I have a lot of large trees, and they were taking down low-hanging limbs, chipping them, cleaning them up, and hauling away the debris. It was a full day’s work. I’d rate them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“We've used them for our community. They’ve been very prompt, good with service, and respectful of the trees. In other words, they know what they’re doing. We'll hire them to take care of various tree issues, whether there are trees that have fallen or trees that have died, and we use them for our spring cleanup. We'd give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“No problem. They were the price was good, they were really thorough, they came out, they had the best response time, and we were really well taken care of with them. We had a couple of trees removed and some other lower branches trimmed. I would recommend them to a friend. Probably a B, there was a couple branches that they missed that weren't trimmed.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They do very good work, and I'm looking forward to having them back again as soon as I return from California. They do a lot of things for me, including tree maintenance and pruning. Everything is no problem. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They do ongoing work with me. I've got large Leyland cypresses across my entire backyard, and they do trimming for those. They got it done in a day, only several hours from what I understand. I would recommend them and give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did fine. The crew was real nice and did what I asked them to do and kept me informed so it went well. I had them cut down a red oak. It took probably 2.5 hours. I would recommend them. I'd give them a B, they dropped a limb on one of my bushes.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They get an A from me. They did a pretty extensive pruning of a tree that had an insect or disease problem. It's a huge tree, so they had to take a lot of the branches off all up and down the tree. They also removed a tree that was already lying on the ground.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did a good job taking down a tree that was damaged by lightning. It was pretty quick; I was happy with it. I would certainly recommend them. When I was working in construction, they took part in some of our roofing contracts and always performed well.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did what they came to do, they had people that seemed to be skilled at their work, that sort of thing. What else can I say that was fine. It was removing branches from trees that were getting overgrown mainly and that was it. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were prompt with returning phone calls and handled things behind the scenes so I didn't have to come home from work. They did tree trimming, and the wonderful part of it is that I have no idea even how long it took. I would give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They did a fine job. Dave is very reliable, so whenever there's an issue, he's out to the house quickly. He's also very proactive in terms of monitoring the property to make sure there are no issues or problems arising. They've done a lot, like general pruning and, specifically, pruning limbs.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They took our tree down. We only had one problem, but they came back and took care of it. When they cut the tree down, they had to leave because they had trouble with the saw. But they came back, cut it up in smaller sections, and then we gave it away. I’d give them an A+. They did good work.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They were very professional. I had great confidence that they were doing what was best for the trees. They were pruning large trees that hadn't been cut back in years, thinning them, and cutting a big branch off a neighbor’s tree that was hanging in my yard. I would recommend them.”

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11/16/2015

“They did what they promised they would do, so it was pretty cut and dry. They're a very professional tree service, so I pretty much tell them what I want done, and they do it with no problems whatsoever. They took down three trees, had the stumps ground, and cleaned up.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“Good clean up, quick work. We had 4 trees removed. 3 of them they got done in 1 day and then the weather was bad. They came back to do the 1 and those 3 were in the backyard and then they came back and did the one that was in the front yard and that was a little bit different of a situation because when they took it down there was snow and it was a pine tree and so it was harder to clean up the mess from it. Once the snow melted then there was a lot of pine needles and everything. Then they had to come back out and do the stumps when the weather was better because it was like February so it was all good.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“Number one they're competent, number two they're responsive and their service is pretty quick and their personnel are pleasant. They did some tree pruning of fruit trees, they did some pruning of some damage in some other bigger trees, they cleaned up brush in the backyard, that's it basically. I would recommend them. I would give them a B+, the guy that was the head of the crew was kind of their back up guy and he wasn't as good as their number one guy. I happen to know these people, I've used them before so I would give them a B+ instead of an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They do a pretty good job, they seem professional, and they've been doing it for a while. The one guy is really good, so I like talking and dealing with him. The initial part where he comes and looks at things is great. We ended up having to do a number of different things, but they combined them pretty well, so I'm pretty happy about the work. They had to take down one really large oak tree and a number of other ones. I have a fairly wooded backyard, so they did a really good job. If I have a problem, that's who I call. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I think they're thorough. We've had good success over the years, and the shrubs and trees have done well. They’re very thorough, courteous, and prompt if I have a problem. They come on a regular basis to fertilize our trees and shrubs. They take maybe 25 to 30 minutes each visit. They've also removed and taken care of trees that have fallen. I’ve recommended them to two of our neighbors who have used them. I'll grade them A.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“They showed up on time, they did a perfect job pruning up a tree, and I've probably given them ten more jobs since then. It doesn't get better than that. They didn't take any trees down this year, but I have really specimen trees, and they did a fabulous job. Their field manager, Robert Blake, is fantastic. I chose them because they're the best. I'm in real estate, and all I do is find contractors for my clients. It’s an A company.”

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11/16/2015

“I had a very good experience. They were very timely, were very neat after they did the tree work that I requested, and actually did it. When they were able to get up in the trees and see what condition they were in, they actually did less than they had originally anticipated, so consequently it cost me a little less than original estimate. I was very impressed with that because they very easily could've said they were going to go ahead, do it, and charge me the higher rate. I have two very large trees. They trimmed them back and cleaned up some of the dead wood that was going to drain the energy out of the tree. They also fertilized the tree, as well and they did a wonderful job of that too. I would give them an A and I would definitely use them again if I needed it.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I know the manager and he always gives me give service so that's why I keep going back. I had a huge big holly tree taken out in the front of the house. I don't know how long it took them I wasn't even here I was away and they still have to finish the project but the tree is down and I'm sure they'll have everything carried away in a couple days. I would say probably B, they didn't let me know they were coming so I was a little surprised when I arrived the other night in the pitch dark and all of a sudden I hardly recognize the front of the house because the tree was gone. So I would've like to have a call before hand but other than that everything is fine.”

Review by
11/16/2015

“I was satisfied. They did the work that they said they were going to do for the price they said they were going to do it and they were good enough I've hired them back to do more work this winter. Last year we had them cut down 2 bradford pears that were fairly large trees and they cut one dead tree that was blocking the creek and they cut 2 loblolly pines that were dead and they trimmed the lower dead branches on the other loblolly pine in our aforestation area. I would give them a B, not quite an A because the first time they came they brought a shredder that did not have a sharp enough blade to shred the trees fine enough and they corrected that.”

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