The Davey Tree Expert Company
7th year as a Best Pick
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Based on 238 Surveys
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The Davey Tree Expert Company has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 238 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
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“It was a positive experience.”

“It was a positive experience.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“They are wonderful. They are very good, and I've recommended them to a lot of people. They were very friendly, very thorough, very good. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“I've used them for years. I liked that they always show up when they're supposed to, and they do a very nice job. And when I call, they returned the calls right back to me when I had questions. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I've never had any problem with them.”

“Very good experience. They trimmed the tops of the trees and some of the branches that were affecting the solar panels. It went very well. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“Very good. Nothing that I liked or disliked about them. They removed a tree and trimmed branches for me. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“Everything went according to the way it was planned, and they did a good job. I had part of a Maple tree removed and had it trimmed up. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“I had good conversations, and we talked through the problems. They did a good job.”

“It was a positive experience.”

“They did good work.”

“They have done tree spikes for us. We had talked to them about some crabgrass issues that we had, and they gave us an estimate on it, but I don't think they ever did any work for its. They did what we asked them to. They gave us a quote on it. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“They removed a tree for me. I liked that they did the job well. Nothing stood out, they did a good job. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“I liked that they send out an arborist, and they walk around your property. That was nice. We had some Leyland cypresses that were experiencing some bad issues and turning brown; they came out and helped to solve that issue—some treatment. I would grade the overall experience with an A-.”

“We've worked with Davey Tree for a long time, and they're terrific. I'd give them an A+ for the overall experience. I would absolutely recommend them.”

“They did outstanding work. They did a good job, and they do what they say they're going to do when they're going to do it.”

“They fertilize everything for me. They're wonderful. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're nice. I would give them an A+. They show up and do it. They're prompt, they call me in advance, they do their work, and they're not messy.”

“I have a positive experience with them every time. I'd give them an A. When a hurricane came through, they were here picking up limbs off of our cars. It was way beyond what was expected.”

“They're very good. I'd give them excellent ratings. They're very good.”

“I'd give them an A+ grade.”

“I would give them an A+ rating.”

“I'd give them an A+.”

“They're an A+ company.”

“I'd give them an A rating overall.”

“I'd give them an A for the overall experience. I would recommend them.”

“I'd give the experience an A. I'd definitely recommend them.”

“It was a very positive experience.”

“I've used them for years.”

“They deserve an A.”

“They've been great.”

“I'd give them an A overall.”

“I'd give them an A for the experience.”

“They do our lawn fertilization. I have no complaints. They get an A from me.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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+.”

“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.”

“It was good.”

“I'm satisfied.”

“Davey Tree does a good job.”

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

“It was good—A, no complaints.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“They did a great job.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“They did a good job.”

“It was fine—A.”

“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.”

“They're an A.”

“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.”

“I'm satisfied.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Davey Tree is spectacular. We like them very much and have been using them for years. They're very personal, and they just do a great job with everything, like trimming our trees, solving problems, and feeding the trees. They do everything that has to do with our whole yard. I would give them an A.”

“The Davey Tree Expert Company did a good job.”

“They've worked with us several times. We have a small lot with a big tree in the backyard. We've been using them for a long time, and I would give them an A because they do a good job.”

“I had a tree cut down in the backyard last year. Davey Tree did an A-level job.”

“We had a good experience. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They solved the problem, and they were prompt and courteous. They topped a couple of trees. They were recommended to us, and I would use them again. They're an A.”

“We've used them for 25 years intermittently but haven't had that many jobs. We found that we always call them. We get other estimates, but we end up going with Davey Tree. They've been professional. They make the diagnosis when we have problems with the tree, and they come and do the work. One time, they had somebody grinding the stump at the end of the job, and a few weeks later, it came up that the machine cracked a huge picture window. They took care of it, as they should have. They've earned an A grade.”

“They were very good and courteous. They gave me a very itemized invoice, and everything was done according to the contract. They cut back branches, and I would give them an A—I had no complaints.”

“They did a very good job, and they did it on time. They removed two large trees from the property because one was dead, and the other was huge and endangering the house. They did a great job and brought all the right equipment, so I would recommend them. They get an A.”

“They were prompt in responding to my query, and they gave me a detailed, accurate estimate. Then, they completed the work exactly as they proposed. We had a tree removed this time, but I'd had experience with them before. I'd give them an A.”

“I don't have to worry about Davey Tree because they just come in and get the job done. They did tree removal, and it was A-level work.”

“They were good, prompt, and timely. We had no issues, and they did a good job trimming trees. My aunt had used them before, so that's why I chose them. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They were fine. They did everything we needed them to do, and they provided us with some options. They were recommended to us for trimming some trees. They were an A.”

“The experience with Davey Tree was fine.”

“I'm a design professional, and I had used them on commercial jobs before I hired them for my house, so I know they're good. I'd give them an A because they do what I expect them to do, and I'm happy with their service.”

“We have an annual tree and shrub contract with Davey Tree. We chose them because of their expertise—they're an A.”