The Davey Tree Expert Company
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The Davey Tree Expert Company has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 275 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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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.
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.
LTE #440
Areas Served
Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park

“I've used them for three years, and I am very pleased with their work. They're fabulous.”

“Davey Tree is simply outstanding. We have prompt service and some great-looking trees. I've had them for five years and haven't been unsatisfied once.”

“I thought they did a great job. They took down a couple of big trees and cleaned up another one. They were very professional and knowledgeable. They weren't just coming to cut down trees, they were coming to take care of them.”

“We use them every year when we plant or cut trees. They are always on time, professional, and clean. They're everything you could hope for from a tree service company. I think they're just phenomenal.”

“I'm aware of the work done by Davey. I think my husband was very pleased with everything, because he keeps using them. They've trimmed a lot of trees, and I think that's the main thing. I've used them for quite a while. We've been here 17 years, and I think he started using them very early. I think they do a lawn treatment. I have nothing to complain about.”

“They did work for me in March. They did exactly precisely what I wanted them to do, and didn't require any supervision. This isn't a one-time job. Those guys—they, or one of their subsidiaries, I don't know exactly who bought who—have done the same work three or four times. I recommended them to a neighbor, as a matter of fact, this year. And she used them.”

“They were excellent.”

“There wasn't a problem whatsoever. They were very good and very nice, and everything is doing very well. It's a good service—they showed up when they said they were going to show up. They were professional and did a nice job.”

“They're fine. They do good work; everything's fine.”

“I've been using them for several years. I really like the gentlemen who come out. They're very thorough, and they always answer my questions well. I'm repeatedly impressed with them. I had used a different tree company prior to them. Long story short, I made a switch, and I've been very happy ever since.”

“From what I remember, everything was perfect. I believe I had them take down a tree that was rotting at the base. It was starting to fall over. I honestly don't recall how we ended up finding them. I really don't remember. I thought they did a perfect job. I do recall how we found them—they were doing some work across the street at a neighbor's house. That's how we caught up with them.”

“The job went perfectly. This isn't the only time they've done work for me. They've been working for me for a long time. They do a great job. And the regional manager is here when I have a problem. It's perfect.”

“For tree service, we used Davey Tree Expert. They did excellent. No complaints. They know what they're doing, and they do it very quickly.”

“I think, generally, they're fine. We use the tree service, and believe me these days that's enough—we've got a lot of trees. They trim, and they apply pesticides as well. They're great about making suggestions. They've identified some of the diseases and things that have been an issue, and they've been very accurate with that. So I'm going to say generally as a customer, I'm going to use them gain. So I guess that pretty much explains it. They are okay with me.”

“I have them do a couple of things. I have them spray trees for me every year, and I've had them do some cutting of trees. They took over another company, and they're much better than they were. They are more responsive—they return calls and so forth.”

“They did a very good job. They did tree trimming for me. This was not the first time that I used them. They do a good job, and they have nice people. I sometimes see the same people. I'm pretty satisfied, and I would recommend them to another homeowner. I already did, as a matter of fact.”

“Several different times, they've cut down the trees. And the jobs have always been done professionally, and they've done what we asked for.”

“The job went very well. This isn't the only time they've done work for me. They've done work twice here, and once for me at my father's. They show up, and they have the right equipment. And they're pretty neat and clean when they get done.”

“Davey's great. They're great. I like them a lot. I have them come out every spring and take care of all of the trees and stuff. They're excellent. I haven't had any problems.”

“It's been great. We've been using them for about three years, and they do a great job keeping the yard looking nice. They do the fertilizing and lime and seeding of my grass. They've always been great. Everything is great.”

“They were fine. It has been going well.”

“I've used Davey Tree Expert for years, and I like Davey very much. I'm very happy with them They put fertilizer on, and if I had any trimming that I had to have done they did that. They also do various little things over the years. I can't really remember exactly all of the things that they have done, but they've always taken care of any problems that I had. I'm satisfied, very much so.”

“It went fine. I'm satisfied with what they did.”

“Davey Tree's a fine group. I liked their services.”

“In general, I thought they did a good job. I would say that I have no complaints about them. I mean, they're a big chain as I understand, and they seem to do a pretty good job of taking care of me anyway. They do some lawn work and fertilizing trees and stuff, and they seem like a pretty good asset. I've been using them for a year or so.”

“It was good. They were on time. They were really nice people, and they did what I asked them to do. They pruned a tree, other than the lawn service. They definitely did some work on pruning the tree and cutting half of it down. And then I think they anchored down a big arborvitae that I needed some help on as well. They've been really good. I'm satisfied.”

“It went fine. They do weed control, fertilization of the trees, and aeration. That's about it. They take care of the plants and maintain the trees. We've been using them for probably ten years. I haven't had a problem with them.”

“I haven't had that much done, but I've had them two times to do some trimming on my tree. They were fine. And the same young man came both times to talk to me about it and give me a quote, and they did fine. I have no complaints about them. It was tree trimming. I live in a little townhouse, so I don't have too much stuff around. The trees look fine.”

“Everything is fine.”

“It went great. It was very, very satisfactory. They took down a tree at my request—the tree and stump. They cleaned up really nicely, but aside from that, they come every year to fertilize bushes and stuff. And they do that very reliably. Everything is great.”

“I have used Davey in the past. I would give them an A grade.”

“Davey Tree was fine. They removed seven cypress trees. It was a big job. This was the first time I used them. They do work for the complex that I live in. We have about 1600 units here. They do work for the association.”

“They were fine. They did tree service. They were straightening up my Leyland cypress trees. They had fallen over due to the storms. They did their job, and that was it. I guess I would give them an A grade.”

“They were here last week. I love Davey Tree.”

“I like them a lot.”

“I think they're great. They did tree trimming and lawn treatments. The tree trimming is when needed, and the lawn treatments are regular. We've used them for ten years. It's been a while. They're great. They run a great company.”

“I've had Davey here. I'm very happy with what they do. That's the only person I've had here to do any kind of yard work. I have a row of trees behind me, and they needed to be trimmed. I'm sort of at the top of a hill. I didn't want them to be too heavy on one side, and my neighbors had trimmed theirs on the back side. So that's what they did for me, and I was very pleased. They did it very well.”

“The service went well. They've done tree work and they have done lawn work. I've used them for three years. I haven't had any issues so far.”

“They're awesome. they're great. They've done some tree work for us. They've trimmed some trees for us, and they do our lawn maintenance. They spray our lawn every six weeks. They've been great. They're absolutely worth recommending.”

“I enjoy their service. That's why they're continuing to do it. They do my lawn, and they also fertilize my tree and do my tree trimming. It's been three or four years. We haven't had any issues.”

“I think they're awesome, in short. That's my opinion of Davey Tree.”

“I think they do a very good job. I'm very pleased with them. I've had them for several years.”

“I think they're fine. I think they're great. I haven't had any problems. They do my lawn service and they do any tree work I need. The tree work has been for a few years. The lawn service has been for about a year. I haven't been unsatisfied.”

“They did some work for me. It went great. They haven't disappointed me.”

“I guess the service was fine. It was lawn care. They did some tree fertilization for me as well. I'm satisfied.”

“They're fine. They did weed control on our lawn, and in the past they have trimmed trees. I've been working with them for ten or twelve years.”

“They generally do a very good job. They've got a project going right now that isn't completed, so I'll know how that one goes. But in general, they've done very good work. They do my lawn service and do tree removal and pruning when I need it. I've used them for approximately 18 years.”

“They've been doing our lawn for a number of years, and I think they're great. I'm more than satisfied. They've done some tree trimming. I guess that's primarily it, lawn care and tree trimming. They've done a fantastic job. I've used them for five or six years. I haven't had any issues.”

“The service is fine. They've taken care of our trees and done tree trimming. I've used them ten years, probably. They've always been very responsive, and there have been a couple times when we've needed them right away. A moving van knocked a tree branch down in the road, and a neighbor's tree fell apart and fell in our lawn. And for that kind of stuff, they respond right away.”

“So far, the service has been satisfactory. They do mainly lawn care and—not recently, but in the past—some tree work. We've had them for at least three years, I think. For the most part we've been satisfied. I would recommend them.”

“We've always been very happy with them. They do the spraying, and they've done trimming and things like that. And they've cut down a tree that was going to fall in the water. We've been happy with them. Everything looks absolutely fine.”

“Davey Tree Expert is wonderful. They do our ongoing treatments and stuff. We've been using them for years. Nothing makes us unsatisfied.”

“They did a good job. They've done some dirt fill-in and some seed. They've done some trimming for us. They've given us a lot of good advice, as to which tree to take down and which tree not to, things like that. We've used them for many years. We haven't had a reason to be unsatisfied.”

“They did some work for me. It's been fine. We've been very happy. They do two different things: they fertilize all of our trees and shrubbery and also do our grass. They fertilize the lawn, I think, five times a year. I think we've been using them for about two years now. They've been great. We've been very happy. In fact, we switched. They've been doing the shrubs for three years, and then we fired our other company that was doing the lawn and went with Davey. The other company made us upset, and Davey has been very good.”

“The service went fine. They've been doing work for us for a half-dozen years. it's always gone fine. They do the monthly lawn treatments for weed control and aeration. They do those things monthly, and then they do some tree feeding for us so that a couple of trees we have remain in good shape. We have a contract, and they come every month and do the service.”

“I'm very happy with them. I've had them come out and do our lawn and several other things, for many years here. I would say we've had them since '95 or '96. Nothing has left me unsatisfied.”

“Davey Tree is terrific. They are professional, and they did an excellent job. Davey Tree removed a fallen tree, trimmed a whole line of Leyland cypresses, and remove some scraggly shrubs. I would highly recommend them. They're good—A+.”

“Davey Tree is very professional. I had a large oak tree in a pretty wooded area, and the tree canopy was depriving the smaller trees below it. They did a great job, and the technicians were very friendly. From start to finish, they were top-notch. I'd give them an A+++.”

“Davey Tree is phenomenal. They really know my trees, and they know how to take good care of some of my special trees. They protected a very old crepe myrtle. They were just amazing with it. I also have an old holly tree that they've trimmed, and it looks like a work of art. They really listen to their customer's needs. They're definitely an A+.”

“I interviewed several companies for a huge job at the church. While engaged in that, I was talking to Davey Tree as one of them, and I also asked them if they could take down two trees in our front yard, which were close to the house and close to my garden—one of them was actually in the garden. They took them down without any harm to the garden. They had to do it without machines, with just with men climbing them, but they did a really good job. Communication was perfect. Dave was the front man, and I've worked with him at the job at the church, which is an ongoing process. He's been very good—patient and clear. That job was probably just a matter of six or seven hours, and I'd say the grade it would get would be an A.”

“Davey Tree was fine. I've only used them once, for fertilizing and trimming trees. They also did work on two trees that were damaged. The crew was fine. I'd have to give them an A+, because I don't have any issues.”

“Davey Tree came out and did a spraying for ticks on our trees. We have like an acre and a half, and we have cases of Lyme disease. Several homeowners have had it. Actually, we were still having some issues, so he came back out and did really well. There was just one gentleman that came out, and he kind of does all the work in the community. He gets an A+.”

“The response time in getting back to us was a good thing about Davey Tree. They did some tree removal after the hurricane and just took some brush for us. I guess they did a couple of lawn treatments, too. For their work, I'll give them an A+.”

“I thought Davey Tree was very professional. I'll give them an A+. They did exactly what they said they were going to do, and the price was exactly what they said it was going to be. They trimmed some trees, and they continue to do lawn maintenance for us as far as weeding and fertilizing. We're still using them. My neighbor also uses them. I highly recommend them.”

“I liked Davey Tree, and I thought they were good workers. I thought they were very good. They did lawn care. Communication with them was fine, and the work was very good—A+.”

“Davey Tree sprayed our yard; we have a great number of holly trees. They've been doing this for three or four years now, and we'll keep using them. They're good, and they're reliable. We get a quote every year. They come in at those prices, so we have no complaints. I would say they're an A+.”

“I'm satisfied with Davey Tree Expert Company. They've done transplants, and they've brought some plants and trees in and planted. They've also taken down trees for me. They've done a little of everything. They're reliable. They've been good. There's a fellow that comes down who's always very good. He gets an A from me.”

“Davey did a really good job. I found them through a neighbor. Their lawn looked so great that we decided we would call them. They came when they were supposed to come, and they were personable and able to answer my questions. I was just thrilled that somebody actually worked when they came, and that's what we paid for. They fertilized and aerated the lawn, put down pesticides—things like that. I'd give them an A. Since we just started using them, I'm hoping that they'll continue next year with the same quality.”

“Davey Tree does what they're asked to do, and they seem to be careful about what they're doing. For us, they trim trees, fertilize the bushes, and spray for insects. We've used them now for about two years, and their work gets an A+.”

“Davey Tree Expert Company—they did a good job. They topped three trees for me. Their customer service was great, and the work got done quickly. They did it all in one day. I give them an A+ rating.”

“Davey Tree was on time and did good work fast. I've been with them about 10 years. They look at trees that are in jeopardy of falling and take them down. I'm always referring them to other people.”

“Davey Tree was good—A+. They had good customer service did exactly what they said they would do. They showed up on time and patiently worked with my wife and me on which limbs should come down and which ones shouldn't. They took all the debris away, too.”

“Davey Tree is very good. They recently cut some trees down for us. Years ago, they also did some spraying. Customer service was good—grade A.”

“Davey Tree—it was mainly the professionalism of the person that came to give me a quote that made me pick them. And they did everything I expected. They trimmed the trees and cleaned up. If I had some suggestions, they took them and accepted them. So they get an A from me.”

“We were very satisfied with Davey Tree. They were referred to us by someone else who had used them. They did some tree trimming and removal. The workmen were very pleasant, and everything was done as we expected. They did what they said they would do when they said they would do it, and they cleaned up after themselves. I couldn't give them a higher rating.”

“We had previously used Davey Tree. This'll be the second time they've come to our home, and I'd use them again without hesitation. They trimmed and cut down trees for us because we felt the trees were hazardous. The office crew was good with customer service. I did not have any issues scheduling the appointment, and they simply completed the work while I was away. I would definitely rate them an A.”

“Davey Tree did good work, and the people were very nice. They cut down a whole bunch of limbs that looked like they were going to fall in the next wind storm. There were some dead limbs, but mostly they did pruning. The representative I talked to just seemed really reasonable and knowledgeable, and they're cool about the fact that there's no place to park around here. I would give them an A+.”

“I wasn't here when Davey Tree was doing the work, but I could certainly tell you they came highly recommended. My main experience with them was a phone call—I spoke to a gentleman and gave him a description of the nature of the work to be done, and we arranged a price for that. I came home on the day of the appointment, and I was very satisfied with what they had done. I was very happy. I had a tree cut down because it was starting to die. With the hurricanes and the winds, that tree seemed to be the weak one of the lot. I said, 'Well, let's get that one taken down professionally before it falls over.' Davey cut it up as I asked them to, and they removed the loose brush and left the wood for me to cut and split, just as I'd asked. Since I had no complaints, I think I'll give them an A+.”

“We were looking to have trees trimmed because the hurricanes had come through. We have a bunch of old silver maples out there. The guy walked through with me, and he's an arborist, so he knew what needed to be removed and what didn't. The crew members were fine; they were polite, and they cleaned up. The first year, two years ago in October or August, they left some tree limbs that I had to take to the dump. I guess they missed them when they were climbing up in the trees and they fell down. I guess they didn't see them when they left. This year, they got all but one limb in about a four-foot section. Other than leaving a limb or two, they were fine. They set up the appointment, and it was during a busy period this year. It was about six weeks until they finally showed up. But they scheduled it and showed up when they were supposed to. They were out here for probably six hours. They did three silver maples that they had to climb and take a lot of limbs off of. If I need work again this year as the trees grow, I'll call them up. They do A+ work.”

“Davey Tree put some wires in a tree for us to stabilize the tree. It's held up great. They've done work for us before as well. Everything about the project went fine, so I'd give them an A+.”

“A storm came through the Washington area near the end of June, and part of a tree fell on my house. My insurance company had a contractual arrangement with Davey, so they dealt with that on an emergency basis. The worker came at ten o'clock in the morning and assessed the damage and the equipment needed to do the job. By two o'clock in the afternoon, I could walk out my front door again. I was well-pleased with the work that they did through the insurance claim, so when I had other work on my property, I chose to have them come back. I knew Davey's reputation beforehand, too. I have two homes in the same community and had them work on each property. Particularly the arborist I dealt with—his name was Craig—he was very responsive. He would let me know when the job was scheduled and various factors about it, and he would work with me on it. He came when the initial insurance damage was done, and he put together the program, so when the guys came in a few hours, he told them what kind of equipment to bring. Communication was fine. I did the claim, but I think probably this was such an intense volume of things that there was some little funny thing that went on with the billing. But we worked our way through it. He was very responsive during that process, and the other men were helpful, too. Then later we made an arrangement for him to come back and take down the remainder of the tree. For their work, I'd give them an A.”

“Davey trims and treats my trees. Their customer service is fine, and I'm satisfied with the amount of time it takes for them to complete the work. They do a fine job—I have nothing bad to say.”

“They've done stuff for us for five or six years. Their reputation made me choose them. Last time, they did a tick treatment for our yard. They did a good job. The company has very nice workers. I'm not always here when they're here, but they communicate well. When I do run into them, they're polite and respectful.”

“Davey Tree—I've known about them for a long time. They did for the price that they said and according to the time line that they said. They took down a large tree in our front yard, and they were here again this past week to straighten some trees that were coming down. They get an A+ from me. They're great.”

“Davey Tree gets an A+ from me. When I called, they sent out an arborist who took his time. There were two specific trees that I needed work done on, but there were a couple others I wanted his opinion on, too. He helped me and gave me some other suggestions on what to do about the two trees that needed to be treated. They always called me before they came out to spray the trees, so I knew when they were coming, that way I could cover up my bird feeders. I have two hemlock trees, and they were treating them for scale. I used to work for the National Park Service, and we used to use Davey Tree, too.”

“A+ for Davey Tree. They just removed two trees, and I've dealt with them in the past for prior work. And I'll use them again at some point. They were all very friendly—Davey Tree and the subcontractors that come out to do the stump grinding.”

“I don't having anything bad to say about Davey Tree. They're on time, they did what I asked, and they cleaned up afterward. They removed about four or five trees in decent time. I'd rate them A+, and I'll definitely use them again.”

“Davey Tree always calls and lets us know they're coming for lawn treatment. Customer service and communication are good, so I'll give them an A+.”

“I'm very high on Davey Tree. I would give them an A+. They seem to take a personal interest, and they know what they're doing and work hard. I've had them a couple of times now, and I've been really very pleased with them. Virtually everything they've done for me so far has been yard work, but I plan to use them for some tree work, which badly needs to be done now after the storms in the past winter.”

“I'm very happy with Davey Tree. I've been dealing with them for 30 years, and I've never had a problem. I just have them look at trees and take care of the yard. It takes a minimal amount of time, but I'd still say they deserve A+.”

“Davey Tree had to trim one of the trees in my yard. They were working on it while I went to work for the day. I was satisfied with the time frame; it was done when I got home. Their customer service gets an A+, and I was happy with the work they did.”

“Davey Tree was competent and did a good job—grade A. They trimmed back a very large tree that was growing behind one of my rental town houses. They had restricted space to work in, but they managed to do it in spite of that. The people at the office were very efficient in setting it up.”

“I had a good experience with Davey. They only had to put some nutrients in a tree that I thought was dying. When I called, they called me right back, and they did the work in good time. A+ for them; I haven't had any problems.”

“Davey Tree was just all-around great. I would give them an A. I know the arborist from another company, and that's why I used them. They've actually done quite a bit. I know they did a lot of spraying. That was fantastic; they fixed everything there. They also cut down some trees on another property and then cut some limbs that had snagged in a storm. I've used them way more than once, actually.”

“I love Davey Tree. They're delightful. I had a sick tree, and I wanted some of it trimmed. I wanted someone who really knew trees to come out and talk to me about it. The guy from Davey Tree agreed that we should have it trimmed in order to save it, and he also treated it. It really worked, and it's doing well. I'd highly recommend them. They're wonderful.”

“Davey Tree removed a tree for me, and I couldn't have asked for a better job. I would give them the highest grade, A+.”

“Davey Tree is very good. They've cut down, trimmed, and treated my trees. I'm very pleased with them. They're honest and very knowledgeable. I would give them an A+.”

“Davey Tree is superior. I have three trees that grow over my driveway, and they did a lovely job trimming them for me—A+.”

“Absolutely wonderful. In two words: no dandelions. They made the lawn beautiful. They did a series of treatments, and they're continuing. The irony is that I'm selling the house, but I'm keeping the service and recommending it to the new owner who happens to be a friend of mine. I hope they keep Davey because Davey has been great for me. In a few weeks, the difference was visible and the lawn was better, and after only one summer with them, I'm sold. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did tree trimming, and the quality of work was excellent. It is not my first time using the company. I've used them three other times, and I would recommend them highly. A+.”