The Care of Trees
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The Care of Trees has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 289 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."

Jeff Walton | 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 TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals on staff.
Additional Information
SoilCare is the company's own approach to soil remediation.
Areas Served
Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“I really enjoyed what they had—I enjoyed sharing knowledge that they had with them, their enthusiasm for what they did, their passion for the environment and saving trees and not cutting them down and validating the fact that I don't have grass in my backyard and that's good for my trees, so that made my day. 'You have a wood landscape and that's great for your trees because your grass isn't taking nutrients.' Now I don't have to plant grass. My backyard be what it is. What I really enjoyed talking to the workers about was how they got into this, why they chose this field, why it's important to them and then sharing that with other young people. It's really encouraging. Their career paths, how they got to where they are and why they love what they do. And I said, 'You want to come down and get some water? Are you hot?' And they said, 'The coolest place in the world right now is to be up here in a tree.' So, I will continue to use them in the future, and I have referred them to other people as well. I would say an A+. They cleaned up. They did just what they said they would do, and offered to help me with anything else. I was just very pleased. My neighbors have used them as well, and we've been impressed with them for many years.”

“Everything was wonderful. They were very responsive and the appointment was quick, and actually the communication was great when they were coming. Nothing negative. This was nice. I'd give them an A. They didn't leave any dirt behind or anything; they cleaned up very well. I would recommend them.”

“They were great. Very responsive to my phone calls and got me on the schedule quick and did a great job. They were getting rid of bugs from a big tree in my backyard -—sprayed it, injected it. I'd give it an A. I would absolutely recommend them, and I have, actually.”

“They're great. I'm on a yearly contract; they come out every year. They're very good and efficient, and bill me correctly. I'd give them an A across the board.”

“Care of Trees always does exactly what you ask them to do. Since I've used them for over five years now, it seems clear I'd give them an A+. I would recommend them.”

“It was fine. I've used them in the past. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them.”

“They did it on time; they did it as scheduled. There were no extra charges. They did one or two things around the place because they had a chainsaw, which I appreciated. They took down a corny tree. This tree actually grows corn straight out of its bark. I've never seen anything like it. I'd give them an A.”

“They did their job. I'd give them an A. There wasn't a huge amount of interaction, so it was definitely fine. I would recommend them.”

“They do a good job. I'll give them an A. I already have recommended them.”

“They seemed to be quite confident about what they did. I'll give them an A. Since I'm not an arborist, it's hard for me to say about the quality of work.”

“They take care of the blue spruce that I have. It's old and it has all kinds of issues. They're very professional, and they do what they say they're going to do. I'd give them an A across the board. I recommend them all the time.”

“They were efficient and professional. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them.”

“This is the people who came out and took down one of our trees. They did fine. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them.”

“I liked that they called first to confirm the schedule, time to come and then they left a note when they were here about the service they performed. I'd give them an A. I haven't really had the opportunity to use customer service with them. I considered them fairly experts. I would and I have recommended them.”

“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're fine and we've used them before. They were excellent. I have no complaints, and I would highly recommend them.”

“Things went well. I was expecting a good job—I had used them before—and I got it. I have no reason not to give them an A. I recommend them highly.”

“I really liked talking with their chief arborist who gave me some really good advice, which is what I was looking for. I think he steered me in the right direction with a decision I had to make. Overall, I'd give The Care of Trees an A+.”

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

“They told me they would be able to grind out the stump this winter, but when I called for that, they told me they couldn't do it, so that's a bit of a disappointment. Other than that, I was happy with their work. I would give them an A.”

“Overall, I would grade my experience as an A.”

“So far, everything's worked well. They seem to know what they're doing. They did a good job and we were very pleased.”

“Everything was fine. They could have cleaned up a little bit better, but I'd still recommend them.”

“Everything was fine.”

“They are very accommodating and they did a good job. I'd give them an A.”

“Overall, I'd give them an A.”

“I'm very happy with them. They have done trimming, and they have done regular, annual feeding of a tree. But their best service is their arborist who comes and looks at everything, like the health of the trees. He even has suggestions as to what to plant. His name is Jeff. The work gets an excellent grade from me.”

“They were reliable and punctual. They fertilized a post oak tree. They seemed to be highly qualified in the caretaking of old trees. They're an A+.”

“We've been very, very happy with The Care of Trees. We've used them for years. They have an arborist named Jeff who is extremely professional, competent, and knowledgeable. We first got acquainted with him when we had to have a large oak tree taken down because it was dead and in danger of falling on our neighbor's property. We were very happy with the work he did and the work their crew did in taking it down and removing it. It's exclusively tree service, so if we have something that needs to be removed, pruned, or fertilized, that's what they do. I'd give them an A+ for everything.”

“The Care of Trees is wonderful. They did the work very well. They did exactly what they said they would do, and they were very polite and friendly. They cleaned up after themselves. They took out a large, dead tree for me, and it was in kind of a difficult spot. I chose them because they've done work with me before. I sure would give them an A+.”

“They did some tree surgery. I gave them an excellent grade and A pluses across the board.”

“We have some good things to say about The Care of Trees. They're very good. I'd give them an A+. They recently merged with another big company. They were both considered the top companies in their field on the East Coast, and now they're merged. We've used The Care of Trees off and on for several years and have nothing but very positive feedback.”

“They did work for me a couple times, and they've been very good. Most recently, the work they did was thinning out trees. They get an A grade for their excellent work.”

“They removed a tree that was probably going to die soon. I'd give them an A for excellent work.”

“We had some mites on our trees, and Jeff is the fellow who always comes and takes care of us. He came over, diagnosed it, and recommended a spray. It worked very well. He has also inspected our trees and given us some good recommendations on what needed more fertilizer, what was damaged, and what needed repair. I think they've done some trimming, too, after some recommendations. Jeff particularly made my experience. He is very knowledgeable, straightforward, and precise. The company get an A from me.”

“They came in, did what they said they were going to do, and got it done. For the last few years, they've been treating an oak tree we've got. They had trimmed it a number of years ago, and that was fine, too. We heard about them because a neighbor uses them. I'd call them an A+ company.”

“The Care of Trees has done work for me in the past, and they did a thorough, good job. It was cutting limbs back on trees, mainly. We have lots of trees on our property. We chose them because of a recommendation from people we know. I'd give them an A+.”

“They are very professional. The arborist knows his subject. The actual workers are very careful and thorough, and they do a good job of cleaning up and not damaging other property. They've done pruning over the years for the major trees in my yard, and they've also done cabling and fertilizing. They're A+.”

“They're very knowledgeable, and that is the biggest thing. I couldn't find anyone else who knew enough about trees to tell me what was wrong with my tree. They're knowledgeable, and the service itself was good. They were on time, and they explained what their services were and what it is that you get. What you see is what you get. I had a tree that had been damaged when a deck was put up, and I wanted to save that tree. They were able to save that tree as well as treat some other trees I had that had mites and stuff. They also made them look fuller and better. I was looking for someone who was very knowledgeable about trees. Most people just trim them; they don't know how to keep you from losing one. The Care of Trees is A+.”

“They did what they said they were going to do in a speedy manner. It was two trees I had them operate on. It was my first time using them, and I'd definitely recommend them. I'd give them an A+.”

“I'm familiar with The Care of Trees. Last August, they cut down a tree and trimmed five other trees for me. They're A+.”

“They did trimming of a very tall tree. I had used them before to save a sick tree, and they had done such a good job on that that I called them again. They get an A+. They came when they said they were going to, they were very professional, and they did a really good job.”

“They trimmed a tree. I heard of The Care of Trees because they used to do a lot of work for me when I worked as an estate gardener. They know what they're doing, they understand how to prune, and they understand the different types of pruning for different types of situations. There are no communication issues, and I just trust them explicitly. I wouldn't hire anyone else to do any kind of work on my property. They just know what they're doing. I'd give them an A+.”

“Last year, they trimmed a big tree in front of my house. I did have their help in an emergency for a big tree, but that was more than five years ago. They responded, and it was great. We use them periodically. They send somebody out to talk to me, they look at what I have to do, we make an agreement, and they stick with it. We've been here a long time, and we've used The Care of Trees for a long time. They're A+—I don't have any problems. They pick up after themselves, they make sure you're pleased with their product, and they talk to you before, after, and during the service. They're very good.”

“The Care of Trees has done both tree service, like trimming, and treatment for mites or bugs. They're responsive, they listen to the customer, and they don't appear to recommend things that are unnecessary, compared to other companies. There's a lack of upselling. I heard that they did work at the Arlington National Cemetery—they were affiliated with the company that worked there. I'd give them an A+.”

“They've been taking care of a big elm tree, and my tree's still alive. When we did some construction in 2008, it changed my whole backyard, and the tree was close to construction stuff. They helped take it and bring it back. They've been inoculating it ever since. I've got a big commercial project that I worked with them on out in Loudon County, and they've been helpful to us out there. I'd give them an A.”

“They did exactly what they said they were going to do, and they were on time and on budget. They did tree work. They've trimmed our trees and cared for our trees. I chose them because they're supposed to be good at what they do in our neighborhood, and we have old trees. They get an A from me.”

“James, the arborist, is very responsive in getting back to the customer, taking time to actually look at the trees, and seeing what could be trimmed and what could be fertilized. I'd give The Care of Trees an A grade.”

“The Care of Trees does work for us. They came on time and did a good job, so there's no problem. We have a lot of trees. We have a wooded lot, and they inspect the property to make sure there's no danger of trees falling on the house. They trim and adjust the canopy if necessary. It's a safety thing as well as a health of trees thing. They fertilize one tree in the front, too. We're happy with their service, so we kept them. I would say they get an A. I don't have any complaints about them. They keep us well informed and up to date about what needs to be done.”

“They got the job done, and that was positive. They fertilized a Bradford pear that I had. I had them come out for the Bradford pear and look at the fire blight. There wasn't much they could do at that point in time, so they said, 'Well, let's wait and see what happens next year.' We've used them in the past and have been satisfied. They've topped my Bradford pear. I only have one big tree. I've been very satisfied with them over the years. I'd give them an A.”

“They were timely, professional, and clean, and they did the job. We've had them out a few times. If I like them, I keep calling them back. They did trimming of trees, they did pruning, and they fixed a tree that was having a disease problem. They got rid of a bunch of vines and scrub trees, too.”

“They were hired by my neighbor to remove a tree that was on her property but fell over onto my property. It was OK. It was a good service. It was basically the removal of a large tree. I'd give them an A.”

“The Care of Trees cut down a 70-foot pine tree. I chose them because I had used them before. They were referred to me by a landscaper, and they did a great job before, so I used them again. They're an A-grade company.”

“The job was trimming trees that were overgrown. They decided what was appropriate to trim and what to leave, and they took out two trees as a result of that. I chose them because our neighbors had used them and had a good experience. I'd rate them as an A.”

“I use The Care of Trees on several properties in the property management business. They've been tree cabling, cutting, trimming, elevating, pruning, and thinning—pretty much the entire gamut. They get an A from me.”

“They cut down a tree. I chose them because they had done work for me previously. They get an A from me.”

“We've used The Care of Trees for 13 years, and we've found them to be reliable. They come when they say they're going to come, they do the work they say they're going to do, and they charge what they say they're going to charge. Most recently, they did limb trimming. They're an A.”

“They did a treatment, and a couple years ago, they had to do some emergency trimming. I'd rate the company as an A.”

“They treated and pruned the dogwood. I'd give them an A for their good work.”

“The Care of Trees pruned trees and shrubs. I heard of them through word of mouth. I'd give them an A.”

“They did pruning work. I'd give the company an A.”

“I had them do a tree treatment. It was good service, and they were on time. It occurred when it was scheduled. That was my first time using The Care of Trees, and I'd say they get an A.”

“I really like The Care of Trees. They have extremely competent people working for them. These guys are horticulturists. They spend a lot of time talking to me about tree issues, and I can tell they know what they're doing. They did deep fertilizing and aeration, and they tried to restore the health of a tree that we cherish. They're very, very good—A+. I highly recommend them.”

“We've been using them for decades. We like them because they are timely, efficient, and knowledgeable. They're just wonderful. They regularly fertilize some of our trees, they provide us with advice, and they sometimes service trees that need maintenance or removal. I would give them an A+. They're excellent.”

“We've used The Care of Trees for years—they're the best. Their chief arborist knows his trees, and he cares. I have a lot of confidence in them. They're very, very top-notch.”

“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.”

“Care of Trees was very responsive and extraordinarily thorough. They do everything—they've trimmed, for both shrubs and trees, and they also do nourishment. The crews that they send are very knowledgeable, they're very friendly, and they're very easy to work with. They really do care that you are pleased with the work they did. I'd give them A for excellence.”

“I'm absolutely satisfied with Care of Trees, and I couldn't ask for better. The main guy who works with me is the best person. He is really very thorough, very insightful, and very helpful. They are all-around great—A+++.”

“Care of Trees did a great job. Their guys were thorough, and the guy who did the estimate—I could tell he really was passionate about his job and that he really loves trees. I felt like they delivered what they promised, and they're a really good tree service.”

“Care of Trees had good service—they did a great job. The workers were exceptionally knowledgeable, the work was finished quickly, and the cleanup was excellent. I would give Care of Trees an A+.”

“They did some trimming, and they did a wonderful job. They came on time, did a great job, and the cleanup was excellent. They were referred to me. They get an A+.”

“Care of Trees cut a tree down and removed the stump, and they did an excellent job. The person that came out here was very informative. They came, did the job, and cleaned up. I heard of them from my next-door neighbor, and I would recommend them. They were an A+.”

“Care of Trees has done work for us, and I thought James was just terrific. James came out and inspected all of our trees. We didn't need any tree work done at the time, but they fertilized our trees. We're going to have some of that done next year. They were here when they said they were going to be here, and the estimate was done in a timely and thorough way. I'd have no problem recommending them. We got good customer service, and we were very pleased with the quality of their work. Our neighbors across the street recommended them. I hope they keep up what they're doing and keep James. He's terrific—really good. It was an A+.”

“They've taken down trees, trimmed trees, and removed some trees. The cleanup is excellent, and their workers were very professional. I'd give them an A all the way. We recommend them.”