The Care of Trees
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The Care of Trees has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 202 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"The dedication and care we provide to your trees are indicative of the personalized care we provide to you. We know your trees represent an investment for the future, so we keep you informed every step of the way and place the needs of you and your trees first."

Tony Faoro | District Sales Manager
Company Information
Services Offered
The Care of Trees offers tree and shrub pruning, tree replacement, cabling and bracing, lightning protection, insect and disease management, SoilCare, mulching, holiday lighting, tree removal, tree protection during construction, 24-hour emergency service, tree preservation, and land restoration.
Company History
The Care of Trees began as a family business in 1964 and has now become an employee-owned business. Since the company was started, The Care of Trees has expanded to more than 20 locations.
The 53-year-old tree service company is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and has several ISA Certified Arborists and ISA Board Certified Master Arborists on staff.
Additional Information
SoilCare is the company's own approach to soil remediation.
LTE #895
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

“I thought that your information they provided was reliable and authoritative, and I thought the knowledge of the inspectors was excellent. I'd give them an A+.”

“I've worked with Care of Trees for many years. They've done work for me for many years. They're extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and they have done very good work on some difficult trees that I've had issues with. I would give them A+.”

“They were very good. I think they've been servicing this one tree of ours for many years, but we're the newest owners of the house, so they've been taking care of it all along and are doing a great job. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're very good. Shawn is the person I deal with. He's an arborist, and he's very knowledgeable. I'd give them an A+.”

“As I recall, it was OK. They provided us what we asked for. There were no complaints with them.”

“I don't have any problem with anything. I'd give them an A.”

“I had a positive experience with them.”

“I had a positive experience with them.”

“They were very honest about what needed to be done. The people who showed up to do the work were very competent, very pleasant. They did what looked like difficult work to me very quickly and well. I'd give them an A.”

“They're on time, did the job they said they would do. I would give them an A.”

“They're very good. They did a very nice job. No complaints.”

“Professional, on time, know their subject—confident in their recommendations and work. I'd give Care of Trees an A-.”

“They've been doing work for us for about 15 years. Everything about their work stands out. They're professional, neat, and courteous, and they know what they're talking about. They follow up, and they were excellent. I'd highly recommend them.”

“They were very tidy and neat, and they cleaned up their debris. They were pleasant to work with. Overall, I'd give them an A+.”

“Care of Trees was knowledgeable. They had safety training, and they were really professional. I'd give them an A.”

“They've worked for me for over five years. I would give them an A. I have already recommended them several times.”

“They do a fantastic job. It was A-quality work.”

“They were prompt, efficient, and polite. I would grade my experience with Care of Trees as an A.”

“They did a fine job. I have no complaints and I would highly recommend them.”

“They look fine. I have no complaints and I would highly recommend them.”

“We have had them over the years and have always been happy with the quality of their work. I would grade them an A+.”

“I liked how thoughtful and how careful they were and how they understood trees. I would grade them an A+.”

“Their arborist, the same person, has been working with me consistently the whole time that I've been with the company. He is very knowledgeable, great customer service, very friendly. Everybody that has been on site to do any kind of work has been great. They have very good customer service. I would grade them an A+.”

“They did a great job. Initially, the customer service rep was a little slow getting back to me. But when I got their attention, they turned it around pretty quickly. I would grade them an A. The actual crew that came out and did the actual job was fast. They did a great job and cleaned up really well. No complaints there. I will definitely use them again.”

“They were a very proficient company, a man came out and I showed him what I needed to have done. He wrote up a report and the people followed all his directions that he gave them and they did exactly what I wanted to do and they did it in a very straightforward, fast manner. They had great tools. My neighbor next door had his family visiting and they had four little boys. They were standing in a row like they were giving them a show, it really captured their attention. They pulled up with their huge machine and mulched everything after they cut it down. I would grade them an A. I've already recommended them to several people.”

“It was positive and I had no complaints with them.”

“I wasn't there to see, so it seemed pretty good. I would grade them an A.”

“They were very thorough and, actually, there was a miscommunication. I wanted some limbs left for kindling and they made a mistake and took them off. They were kind enough to find me some, it wasn't in the contract and they could have left it. But they came back around, a good group of guys. I would grade them an A. I would recommend them, in fact, I was going to call them to come back and do a job in the spring.”

“They're so knowledgeable and I know that other people had great experiences with them. I just had a little trouble with the back and forth but I think my experience was unusual. I would grade them an A-.”

“They're good because they know how to cut down a tree, which is an art. I have big trees, too. I'd had them here before, and they always cut down trees for me. I don't have any complaints. They're excellent—A.”

“Care of Trees cut down a tree for me. I like their prompt arrival and that they cleaned up behind themselves, which is good. I'd used them before. I'd rate them as an A.”

“I think they're professional. They answer emails. They've done mostly pruning for me and tree removal. I don't have complaints.”

“They just come out on a regular, scheduled basis and take care of everything, so they're dependable. I've been using them for a while. On a regular basis, they do hemlock treatment on the trees, and then from time to time, they'll do tree trimming and maintenance stuff. I'd say they deserve an A.”

“They're a good company. They've done work for me for about six or seven years. They make appointments and send good workmen out. They're neat, and they do a good job. They do what they say they'll do. They trim large trees and feed shrubs and plants. I'd give them an A. They do nice work.”

“They're professional, thorough, and thoughtful. They do a number of things for me. They fertilize on a monthly basis during the summer and trim every other year. Shawn, my representative, always seems to check in with me before I even realize I need him to, so he anticipates that I need their services, which I appreciate. I chose them because of Shawn. They get an A.”

“They did a great job. I've had them do work multiple times.”

“We've had them a couple times, and they've been very good. We were very happy with them. We give them a positive recommendation. They've taken down trees and taken off limbs. We have no complaints.”

“The experience was quite OK, as I expected. I've had other experiences with them. I appreciated their promptness and their listening to my opinions and requests for information. They seem to be very responsive.”

“Care of Trees sprayed my boxwoods quite a while ago. I've had this service for a few years, and they're very dependable and good, so I plan to continue using them. Every two years, they also trim my large tree in the backyard and check the cables. I usually have Shawn as my contact person. I've been very satisfied. I'd give them an A.”

“I'd give Care of Trees an A.”

“They're always very professional in their dealings, so I appreciate that. I've been happy with them, so I've been using them for several years. They usually do trimming of loose branches on my trees and also fertilizing. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They came on time, did a good job trimming our tree, and made it look nice. We chose the company in the past, and they did a good job, so I thought they deserved some loyalty. They've done tree trimming and tree removal. I'd give them an A.”

“I like their knowledge about tree care and their reactions to customers. I chose them because they know their business very well and they're very accommodating to customer requests. They're very good at their work. What they do for me ranges from light trimming to removal of large trees. I'll rate them as an A.”

“We've been using Care of Trees for 15 years. I trust that they take care of my trees. The arborist looks around and makes recommendations, and the people that take care of the trees are just fabulous too. They move fast, they're extremely professional, and they clean up completely when they're finished. Their work is extensive, and I wouldn't consider doing business with anybody else because I know they'll do a good job. They're an A.”

“I have a huge magnolia tree that was rubbing against the house, but they trimmed it, and that was great. They cleaned up the mess, which was just wonderful, and I'm going to have them come again to trim some other things. I'd rate them as an A.”

“Tony is just wonderful, and I really appreciate his time. He's a good guy—knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. He's personal and friendly, and I wouldn't go to anybody else.”

“They were easy to work with, and they got our issue taken care of pretty fast. I had two trees fall in my backyard, and they came out and took care of those trees. They came through our insurance company. I would rate them as A+.”

“I would give The Care of Trees an A+ rating.”

“They were very good. They did the work as they said they would. They came back a second time to make some minor adjustments, and they did what we had agreed they would do. They did a good job on a difficult project, so I would grade their business as A+.”

“They provide a service for our rental house; they come, they do their work, and that's it—the problem is solved. They treat a hackberry tree for some type of weird fungus that comes back year after year. To prevent that fungus from coming, they treat the tree by injecting something into the ground. It seems to work, and that's what I'm looking for. I chose them because they were recommended to me. I would give them an A.”

“The Care of Trees gave me good service, explained what they were doing, and were easy to talk to. They treated the scale bugs on the tree, and they did pruning. They did a grade-A job.”

“They did what I asked them to do, and there were no problems. I was satisfied with their work. They cut some branches on some trees for us; they did pruning. They replied to my phone calls and emails, and they sent someone out to meet me face-to-face and discuss what I wanted. I would grade The Care of Trees as an A.”

“They sprayed our trees for scale bugs, and they explained what they were doing. We were making last-minute changes, and they were happy to make those. I chose them because I'd had some experience with them years ago. I would rate them as an A.”

“We were very pleased with the work they did.”

“The Care of Trees was very good. They deserve an A rating.”

“They show up when they say they are going to. They spray a couple of our trees in the back. I would give them an A grade.”

“I like their professional service. They've put up trees and removed a tree for me. They get the work done really fast, and they are pretty clean and really nice. They should get an A.”

“The Care of Trees trimmed a large magnolia tree in my front yard. We had little interaction, but they did more than I expected they would. The services that they provided were above and beyond. I would grade them as an A.”

“They were responsive. They did things in a timely manner once we asked them to do an estimate, and then they followed up and scheduled a visit. Their tree care expert seemed knowledgeable, too. They did some elm borer treatments; we had a fungus or something, so they largely provided tree care for that as well as for invasive pests. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They were prompt, and they came when I asked them to. If I had an issue, I think they would back me up. We had them look at a spruce that a neighbor thought was going to fall on their house, but it turned out to be a solid tree, and it's not going to fall. They gave us some solid tips. They are very good, and I would give them an A.”

“The Care of Trees did tree trimming for me. They were on time, they completed the work on time, they were clean, and they were true to their quote. I chose them because my neighbor used them; I saw them working over there, and I asked them to do some work at my house. I would give them an A rating.”

“They were very prompt. The estimate was clear and detailed, which was very helpful, and they were prompt in getting people to come out and do the work. At one point, we had an issue with the people who were cutting the tree, and they were very good about sending people back out to fix things the next week—no difficulties there. They were very gracious about it, so on the whole, I was impressed. I would definitely call them again. I would grade The Care of Trees as an A.”

“They always take very good care of us. They took care of what we wanted. They did an excellent cleanup job, and they didn't need directions. Once we told them what we wanted, they took care of it. They fixed a tree that had been hit by a storm and a branch had come out of it, so they cleaned that up. We've worked with them in the past, too. I'd give them an A.”

“They seemed to be very professional and knowledgeable about trees. There are a lot of people throughout our neighborhood who try to make a living cutting, trimming, and pruning trees, but the personnel at The Care of Trees are trained, and we can tell. The work they've done has never resulted in damage to the trees; what they do always ends up making the trees healthier. The people who come here know how to do the work without causing damage. They seem to help with the health of the trees, and they give us good advice. They don't just look at one tree or one job; they look at the whole yard, and they talk to us about a comprehensive way of trying to maintain our yard. We've used them for several years off and on to do different things—we've had a full range of services from them. They've removed a tree, cut back on a tree, fed our trees, sprayed trees and shrubs, pruned, and thinned. They also cabled one of our very large trees—it was in danger of possibly falling or dropping big limbs, so they cabled that. We've had them do quite a bit over the years. We'd give them an excellent score.”

“We use The Care of Trees, and they are A+. They trimmed trees for us, took down an old tree, and that kind of stuff. They told me what they were doing, they came with recommendations, and they took good care of our trees—they were good.”

“They knew what they were doing, and they were able to save my trees and get rid of the mites. I had an oak that had been damaged, and they were able to give it the right nutrients to bring it back. I chose them because I looked for somebody who I thought knew what they were doing and had a staff that was trained to do that work, and The Care of Trees fit. I'd give them an A+.”

“We've used them for years, and we like them very much. They seem to have the same vision that we do regarding the importance of trees and wanting to maintain them. We have a wood lot here and want to maintain that as opposed to doing things with it, like cutting stuff down to make it a garden or whatever; that's sort of our vision. The Care of Trees does some fertilizing—I have them come out and take a look at the wood lot to see what might be unhealthy or need to come down. They help with managing it and with anything that we might need to have happen. I would recommend them, and we have.”

“They're great. They've done regular trimming, and they also did some repair after we had a massive windstorm a few years ago—they came in, did that, and took away the remainder of the tree. I like their expertise and their customer service, and they're responsive. I would recommend them.”

“The Care of Trees did tree removal work—they cut down a tree or two. They were on time, they charged what they said they would charge, and they cleaned up after themselves. It was all very efficient. I chose them because they were referred to me by an arborist at the local nursery, and I would recommend them. I'd give their business an A+.”

“They cut one tree down that was dead, they pruned five trees, and they treated two for an ash borer infestation. They are top quality, they know their stuff, they do what they're supposed to do, and they do it well and in a timely manner. I trust them to be professional. This was the second time we've asked them to come give us a quote. They get an A+ form me.”

“They showed up on time, did their work, and were neat. They were inoculating an elm tree. I've worked with them in the past on some development activities I'm in, too. I'd give them an A.”

“I haven't done much with them, but they did a good job fertilizing the Bradford pear. I'd rate them an A.”

“They did what I asked, and they did it when I asked them to do it. They treated a tree that I thought was in distress. I've used them in the past as well, and I'd give them an A.”

“With The Care of Trees, all was good. Everything was great. I'd give them an A rating.”

“They're very knowledgeable, and the person who comes is very articulate and personable. Most recently, they fed the trees, but they've done selective pruning and maintenance so that the trees are not going to pose a hazard to the house. She expresses understanding and care for the environment as well as the tree itself, and she gives us good advice on how to care for trees. I think I chose them because of their concern for the environment, and their knowledge about trees came through. I'd give them an A.”

“The Care of Trees fertilized some of our larger trees. We appreciate their professionalism—I liked the professionalism of the workers that came. They seemed well informed, and they seem genuinely to care about the trees' health and well-being. I felt very, very good about the degree to which they seemed to care for the trees they were maintaining. I would rate the company an A. We plan to continue to use them.”

“They're good. I'd have to give them an A.”

“They do tree pruning and root fertilization, and I've noticed a positive change while using them. They're very reliable. They come when they tell us they're going to be here. They have a stable work force, so we see the same guys year after year, and they do their job right. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They have taken down a tree, and they've done preventive care. I'd recommend them, and I'd say they deserve an A.”

“They were fast, and they cleaned up after themselves. We discussed what they could cut and what they couldn't cut, and they came right back out and fixed it. I'd give The Care of Trees an A grade.”

“They were able to come quickly when I called, and they scheduled the service when I needed it. They did some trimming, and they diagnosed some sickness in my trees. I would recommend them. I would grade them an, A and I'm going to call them back in the spring to finish the job. They have my continued service.”

“I like that they're very quick to respond, very informative, and quite professional. We've had a couple of issues with fungus, and they came out, took care of that, and advised us on what to do with the trees. They came out, looked at another one, and advised us to keep an eye on it. They were very responsive—I would recommend them. I would give them an A; they're good.”

“They did what they said they were going to do—they removed a couple of trees and pruned a couple of others. They gave us good advice, and they did a good job. They were pleasant people and cleaned up afterward. I would recommend The Care of Trees—they get an A.”

“The service we got from The Care of Trees was good, and they were prompt.”

“The Care of Trees did an outstanding job. The workers showed up on time, were very courteous, and worked very hard. They removed two trees—a huge oak in the backyard and a blue spruce in the front yard. They did it all in one day and ground the stump so the yard would look nice. I would give them an A+ because they did an excellent job.”

“They were wonderful. They did exactly what they said they were going to do and did it well, so I was pleased. I had a big, old willow oak that needed cleaning up, and they knew what they were doing because it's beautifully shaped now. I would grade them as an A+.”

“I had a great experience with The Care of Trees. They trimmed my trees. They're very professional and skilled. I've recommended them, and I would definitely use them again. They're A+.”

“The Care of Trees is terrific, first class—we couldn't say anything better about them. It's been a positive experience overall. They do trimming, but they've also done work on some trees that have had problems over the years. They've done a lot of things. They come on time and do what they say they're going to do. They have great people, and they do a great job. A+.”

“It was an excellent experience. I have a lot of trees, and what I like is that they did a good job. It's dangerous work. They had good equipment and very experienced staff, and they made sure that they picked up all the debris. So, I certainly have no complaints. Of course, there are always a lot more limbs that could be cut off, and it's hard to gauge it, but the work they did was very good. They all get high ratings. In fact, I'm probably going to have to schedule them again, but I've been holding off a little while. I thought they were very good. They're an A+.”

“The Care of Trees was absolutely able to help me with my tree problem. Our work experience with them was extremely positive. They have really done a great job. They've treated us for two years now. They diagnosed and recognized a problem that we had with one of the trees, and since treating it, we no longer have the fungus or growth on the tree. Our hollies were not doing as well as they should have been doing, and they were able to bring them back to life. We pay per season, and they set up the schedule, then come out and do the necessary treatment. Our neighbors had some issues with their tree, so we passed them on to our neighbors, who got treatment for the tree. They even correctly provided service for our next-door neighbors. I give them the highest grade possible, A+, without a doubt.”

“The Care of Trees was fantastic. They did the trimming, fertilizing, and removing of branches. I think they were technically good, and the guy is excellent. I give them an A+.”

“I remember I had The Care of Trees out earlier for extensive work. They did a great job. A huge tree was dead, and there was a high wind, and it just came down and fell on our house. It put a hole in the roof, and they had to subcontract a gigantic crane to come and haul it off. They did an excellent job with the cleanup. A+ would definitely be their grade.”

“They did a good job. They're supposed to be the best at what they do, and they're very good. Most recently, they did some winter trimming work. A+.”

“They've been wonderful. I have a lot of trees and a lot of bushes. They do a lot of things for us, but I don't actually know what the most recent service was. They know what they should do, and they're very responsive to when things need to be done. They get an A+.”

“They did some work for us maybe a year ago, and everything was fine. They came when they said they would, they were very efficient, and they did what they said they would do. After the work was done, I had a question, and they came back without any problem. I would rate them very highly. No complaints.”

“I love The Care of Trees. I just have a great personal relationship with all of the people who work for them and who work for me.”

“They're excellent. They came in the fall to cut back some trees. The knowledge of the job specifications, the professionalism, the presentation of the estimates and billing, and the timely service all made it excellent. I would grade them an A+.”

“The Care of Trees was very responsive, and they knew what they were doing. It was an overall very good experience. They cut and fertilized some trees, and they did a good job. This was my first time using them. I found out about their service through a person we work with for landscaping. We got other estimates, but what stood out about The Care of Trees over the others was that they showed up. I feel like they communicated and explained things to us, and I would absolutely use them again. They showed up when they said they would, and they took away their mess. They were just perfect. I give them an A+.”

“The Care of Trees was great. I needed them to remove some trees, and they were diligent and did a great job. From the estimators to the people who did the work, they did everything they said they were going to do. I am about to use them again on something else, and I'd highly recommend them to other people. They cleaned up behind themselves, and everything was satisfactory. I give them an A+.”

“They were prompt and courteous, and they knew what they were talking about, which was the most important thing. They did numerous things. This was the first time I used them, and I found out about them because neighbors were using them. I would give them an A.”