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 266 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 ask our customers to discover the Davey difference and the Davey-Care service guarantee that our highly trained employee-owners provide."

Mario Cipriano | 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
The company was founded in 1880 by John Davey and is now an employee-owned business.
Distinctions
Davey Tree is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and staffs several ISA Certified Arborists and Virginia Certified Horticulturists.
Additional Information
Davey Tree developed and uses Arbor-Green Pro, its own tree and shrub fertilizer.
Licenses
#2701006316
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
HOMEOWNER REVIEWS SELECTED FROM SURVEYS COLLECTED:

“I had a great experience with them. I liked that they were on top of everything; they worked really hard; they were very neat and very polite. It wasn't anything I didn't like about them. They were great. I would rate the overall experience with an A+.”

“They were fabulous. I liked that they showed up when they were supposed to. They were professional. I would rate the overall experience with an A+.”

“My wife was happy with what they did. No complaints. They did excellent work.”

“They did a good job. Nothing negative at all. There's nothing, in particular, that I liked about them. They just did a good job. No complaints and I would highly recommend them.”

“They did a great job. I liked that they were prompt. They were courteous, and they did the job that they said they were going to do. I would rate the overall experience with an A.”

“I liked Davey's professionalism, their quality of work; and when they came here, they were just so respectful of the property. I would rate the overall experience with an A+. I would definitely call them again.”

“I liked that Davey told me what they were going to do, and they got it done and it was right. I would grade them as an A+.”

“I liked that they are knowledgeable; they're timely and they do what they say they're going to do. I would rate the overall experience with an A+. Customer service—they do follow-up. I have recommended them and I've reused them.”

“I liked that they are low maintenance. They do their job and do what they're supposed to do, and I don't have to be involved. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. Customer service—a slight issue, but nothing major.”

“I liked that they are professional. They're efficient, very easy to work with and responsive. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“I liked that they came in, they took the tree down, they cleaned up every swig and they left. They left nothing but the stump, and that's fine. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I have nothing bad to say about them. I won't call anybody else. They've done work for me before, and I wouldn't have called anybody else.”

“It was good. I liked that they seemed very professional. They did trimming and fertilizing of the trees. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“I had a positive experience.”

“Davey was very good. I was very pleased. I liked that all the employees were very friendly and knew what they were doing. I would rate the overall experience with an A.”

“I had no complaints and would recommend them.”

“I liked that they are very responsive.”

“I liked that they were prompt at coming out and prompt at completing the work. I would give the overall experience an A.”

“I liked the way they conduct business. They let you know they're coming and what they're going to do. And when the tech comes, he lets you know what's he's done, and they're very easy to communicate with. They did a good job. I would rate the overall experience with an A.”

“It was good, they did a good job. Overall, it was very professional, and I thought that they did what they were going to do in a timely manner. I would give them an A.”

“There was nothing special I liked about Davey. Everything was all good. They removed and trimmed trees. I would rate the overall experience with an A.”

“I've been dealing with Davey for the past couple of months. They are pretty good, and I haven't had any complaints with them. I would grade the overall experience with an A. I recommend them to my neighbors all the time. They are very easy to work with. It's always a pleasure working with Davey. They are always punctual, respectful and they clean up well.”

“Davey Tree is excellent. We love them. We use them for all our tree work.”

“They did a great job. I'm happy with them. I had no complaints, and I would highly recommend them.”

“It was very good. The guys were really nice and very neat and did a great job. They deserve an A+.”

“I've used The Davey Tree Expert Company several times now, and they have done a great job and they're very knowledgeable. I go to another company a lot, but even this other company does not have the level of knowledge that Davey has in dealing with my trees and shrubs and all the plants. It's most definitely A+.”

“They're great. My whole family uses them—my dad, my brother and sister-in-law, and we've used them at my house for multiple projects. They're great. I would give Davey Tree Expert Company an A+.”

“It's been a very positive experience, so they get five stars, five being the top. Those guys are great.”

“I've had them on and off for some time. They've always been good. They seem very knowledgeable. They come when they're supposed to, they're on time, and they do what they say they do. They're an A+.”

“They do my yard work. No special services other than that. The individual that I have coming to my house is very pleasant and helpful. A+ for what they do for us.”

“They've done work for me in the past. I've always been very satisfied. They're an A+.”

“I've had a positive experience. I've had Davey's here more than once.”

“The Davey Tree Expert Company did a good job. They pruned everything up and made it look clean just before we moved out. I would give them an A.”

“They continue to do work for us, and it's been positive. My yard had basically gone to pot. So, I hired them to help us rehab the whole yard and get it back to normal again. The guy that I worked with told me that they couldn't do it immediately, but over time, they could. In less than the time that he said they could, they got it back and going good. I would recommend them to other people, and they're pretty aboveboard. They've been responsive and done everything that they said they could. I'd give them an A for what they've done, the completed service. In fact, they've called me a couple times and asked me some questions to make sure that they were doing what I wanted them to do.”

“They do stuff for us year-round. They just do a good job. I would grade them an A.”

“They do very good work.”

“They were quite positive. We'd use them again if we had reason to. We had a problem with a tree that looked like it may fall over, and they came out and saw what it was, and we were due to have some storms the next day. He said he would be out right away to take care of the tree and he did. They got out here and they took the tree down. I'd give The Davey Tree Expert Company an A.”

“They're good. The product is good. They're on time. There's no issue with scheduling. They're definitely an A.”

“We had a very good experience. They were very professional. We had trees that had a disease, so they explained to me what it was and how it progressed so we could make a decision whether we wanted to have the trees removed now or wait. They were very helpful. I'd give them an A grade.”

“We have had a positive experience with them.”

“We have our maintenance, our lawn fertilizing with them. I had a positive experience.”

“They came over and consulted ahead of time and looked around the property. There was a fallen tree that was huge, and they worked with me to decide we could either move this stuff off the lot, or if they cut it all down, it'll kind of lay, and then we were going to save a lot of money. So, they gave me options. They looked at other trees on the lot to see if there seemed to be any sort of indication of a bigger problem with other trees. They talked about the equipment they were going to bring in and the problems it might cause with the driveway, because it's really heavy and they needed to get back into the backside of the house. As it was, they didn't damage the driveway. They shored up and they helped with getting the chip as much as they could into an area I asked them to do a picnic area. I wanted all the wood chips. They directed the best they could up there, so it was pretty impressive. They came in, they had safety lines in the tall tree. I did have them take down two trees in addition to removing this one gigantic tree that had fallen, which didn't hit the house or anything, but it was just an eyesore. Good safety procedures all around, I thought. I can't see how they would have really done better, so I'll give them A+. All was as expected as far as cleanliness—when you're moving trees around, you're going to dig up the yard a bit. That's expected, though. They were totally qualified, safe, bonded experts. I would go to them first if I had another problem.”

“I've used Davey Tree for years, and I'm happy. They have been excellent. They do major pruning, tree fertilization, and pest control on my azaleas. They are very good, and they've been very punctual. I would grade them as an A+.”

“I'm very happy with Davey Tree. I love the technician that comes. He's very nice, capable, and friendly. I'm happy with everything. They come almost every month for lawn care, and if I need tree service, I'll call them. I would give them an A+.”

“They're outstanding. They described the work that needed to be done, and they did it perfectly. They're an A+ company.”

“They did lawn and tree treatment. They were very prompt and thorough with their treatment, and they were very good and very careful. I would give them an A+ grade. I have actually already recommended them.”

“They do major tree work for us, and they do some test work for us as well. There is a particular person that we like to deal with there who is very good. His name is Derrick. He is the only one I deal with there. My overall experience was excellent. The guy that comes to spray for our pest control, he is fantastic. It's affecting my trees, and we've had it for several years, and the person—I don't know his name—that comes to do that is superb. He is very kind to go to our bird baths and turn them over so they don't get pesticide in them, and he covers up our herbs—I never think of that. I recommend them.”

“They trimmed the trees, worked on the bushes, did some fertilizing, and generally maintained the health of the plants. I would grade them an A+. They usually call me a day before they are coming. The plants are living, that 's what we are after, and the trees, we think, add value to our house. That's why we use them.”

“They have done landscaping, tree trimming, tree removal, and additional landscaping. I would grade them an A.”

“They did do a good job. They do monthly service to my yard. I would grade them an A. They were fine. Their expertise was good.”

“They did some work that I needed done for some bugs on my azaleas. Everything is fine. I've been using them for years.”

“I would recommend The Davey Tree Expert Company for tree service.”

“They deep root seeded all of the trees, they sprayed all of them, particularly the box trees for spider mites, and they took care of an ash tree. They also do some heavy cutting, They are great. I would grade them an A. They come when they are ready to come and when the yard is ready for them to come. I have a contract with them and have recommended them many times.”

“They have been fertilizing. I would grade them an A. We have already recommended them.”

“Davey Tree mostly does fertilizing, but they also do some pest control and some trimming. I would grade them an A.”

“They took down a tree for me and treated another tree for me. I would grade them an A.”

“They cut two crepe myrtles, and then a third. I would say everything was great, and I would very likely recommend them.”

“They did some fertilization on our trees. I would grade them an A.”

“They mainly come to spray the trees and bushes for a variety of insects. I would grade them an A. I found a problem with a couple of my trees so I called several companies to send an arborist out to find out what was wrong. The others said they could make it in two to three weeks, but Davey was out in 36 hours.”

“The Davey Tree Expert Company has done tree removal and stump grinding for me. I would grade them an A. The gentleman, their arborist, is kind and courteous. He seems like he's a generally respectable person.”

“My experience with them was excellent. They're amazing. Their level of knowledge is fantastic, and each person they sent was great. They were just great; the care, concern, knowledge, time—everything. I've already referred them to people because it's hard today to find companies that provide good service and are nice and knowledgeable. It was just so refreshing. It was great; just fantastic. They came out to look at my tree. I had a tree that was partially dying because of bugs of some sort. Then, they went around, looked at all my trees—I have elm trees that have the emerald ash borer—and they came back and treated them. They will come this year and treat them, too. I'd give them an A triple plus; I don't think there is a grade high enough for them.”

“They were excellent, and they did excellent work. They were very professional—both the individual who came out and did the estimate and the team that came out. They were all very nice. They introduced themselves, cleaned up everything, showed up on time like they said they would, and all the work was fantastic. I had them come out twice. The first time, they trimmed one tree in the backyard; the second time was still part of the same order, but we waited until the crape myrtle had gone dormant to have them come back and trim that up. They also did some additional limb work. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were prompt, and they did a good job. The other thing was I didn't even know the tree was cut from how well they cleaned the debris and all that. They were very good. They shaped it up—it was a little too tall and hanging over the neighbor's yard. They did a beautiful job bringing it back on my property and all. I'd give them an A+. I'm completely happy with the job.”

“Davey Tree is our tree service company; we always go to them. We've never had a disappointing time with them. We've lived in this house 45 years, and they've done work for us a number of times—we wouldn't have come back to them if we hadn't been satisfied. We're very, very happy with Davey. They're a reputable company, and they do a good job. There were about 10 or 11 things that we wanted them to take care of for us. There was an oak tree that had died, and my wife decided that she wanted it cut off about 20 feet from the ground to leave a tall stump that the woodpeckers could work on. After a while, the woodpeckers had done their thing with it, and so we needed to have Davey come back. Both of those jobs they did extremely well. We did have to wait a while for them to come back out to do the stump because, of course, they had to wait until the crane was available. The stump was a relatively tall, big piece right between our house and our neighbor's house, near our property line. We wanted to make sure there was no damage to anything or to our neighbor. They did a very fine job on that. Last August, in addition to topping that tree, they took everything down to about 20 feet off the ground. Then, they also did major trimming on a dogwood, a crape myrtle, a hemlock, and a big, 40-year-old arborvitae that were badly overgrown. In the backyard, they were primarily working to take off limbs, remove dead branches, and reshape things to make it look better and healthier. The team that came out here to do all that work was very professional. They had the work order, and they knew what they were supposed to do. However, there were a couple of things on the work order that we either did not understand correctly or wanted to change, and they were very agreeable. There was a small miscommunication when the order was first written, as far as us being on the same page. So, everything went fine, and they got it all done in one day. It was a big job, and they had three guys out here, I think. It was all cutting, hauling, and cleaning it up. My wife was a horticulture major in college; she knows quite a bit about plants—how to grow, maintain them, and things like that. She has done this for the better part of her life, mostly on a hobby basis. We picked Davey because they had a certified arborist on staff that was able to talk to my wife intelligently and not try to snow her with a bunch of fancy footwork or anything. We just like the company. We had had a little bit of work done by another company, and the things we had them do, we weren't too worried about because it was stuff they couldn't mess up, really. But then we decided we wanted somebody more professional to take care of the landscaping after we'd been here a few years. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did a good job. They took care of the trees. They did an excellent tree removal for me. They removed a stump, and they did it quickly. The customer service was part of it. They did the trees quickly, and they did a good job. I'd give them an A+. I had no complaints.”

“They were very easy to deal with on the phone. The office people and the workers who came here were very easy to deal with. I thought they were very efficient. We had a considerable amount of pruning done on some trees and bushes. The reason I chose them is because we had some work done by them a couple of years ago. I'd give them an A+. I would definitely use them again.”

“The experience was good. They were just easy to deal with. They took out some trees in the back and treated a tree. The reason I chose them over another company is because they were recommended by a neighbor who had a good experience with them. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were responsive, and they did a good job. They pruned a maple tree. I found the company because they actually service our community. They do the pruning here in the community, so I hired them to do something individually. I'd give them an A+.”

“I've been very happy with them. When they make an appointment, they keep it. Their crews are very professional. I didn't have a fear that somebody was going to be hurt on my property because they knew what they were doing. Their crews get along—there is no tension, so the men who are working like each other—and that matters to me when they're at my house. I have two homes, and they've taken down trees at both homes. One of them was kind of tricky in the backyard because it was near some other trees that we really wanted to keep safe. They got it down with no trouble, and when they were finished, every trace was gone. Also, a tree they took down in the front yard, they said that because it was so close to the power line, they would prefer to do it with their cherry picker. They asked us to wait because the people they normally get that from had it, and it was being repaired. But they were reasonable—they called, and they gave us lots of notice saying they had just found this out and asked if it would be OK if we did it a certain way. Then they came, took it down, and hauled it away. They left the bushes that were underneath intact. I'd give them an A+. I've been happy with them. They sent me a notice that ash trees now could be inoculated so I've been meaning to get in touch with them. I would use them without hesitation.”

“They did a good job. I'd give them an A+.”

“We have fruit trees—the leaves were spotted and didn't look right, so we asked them to come out and look. We looked around and contacted Davey Tree; they came out, sprayed, and did a few things. It was a couple of treatments over a couple of months or something, and we're going to have to wait and see. The reason I chose them over a different company is because of Best Pick Reports. They did a fine, professional job. I'd give them an A+.”

“I've used them for 15 or 20 years maybe—a long time. They're very quick to come out to give me an estimate, and generally, depending on the time of year, they're pretty quick to come out to do the work. I've been satisfied with the work, so I just go back to them when I need tree work. They trimmed back a cherry tree in my front yard, and I was not home when the work was done. I've never even gotten estimates from anybody else. I've been satisfied, so I just keep calling the same place. They get an A+.”

“They do a good job, and they do it promptly. They seem to always do it very well. They trimmed back three trees and some bushes. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did a really good job trimming the trees. The salesman was fine. The reason I chose them over a different company is because we were familiar with them for most of our life; our neighbor also used them and was satisfied. I'd give them an A+. There were no issues at all. They did a good job and cleaned everything up. They did what we asked.”

“They did what I asked them. They pruned my tree. I chose them because I saw my neighbor use them. I'd rate them as an A.”

“I have them under regular contract. They do quality work. I have them come out for regular pruning that requires a bucket truck. I have them put dormant oil on one of the trees and deep root feeding for another. The reason I chose them is because they've done better work than the other companies have. They know what they're doing. I'd give them an A.”

“They did my trees and then recovered the lawn a lot, so they also did shrubs. They did deep fertilization. I can't tell whether it made a difference because we've had winter, and I think we should wait another month. The reason I chose them over a different company is because my neighbor used them. I think they were fine. They should have an A.”

“I like their professionalism. They come in, and they tell you what they're going to do. They get it done, they clean up, and they leave. I have no complaints. The reason I chose them over a different company is because of my experience using them. I've been using Davey now maybe for 20 years. I'd give them an A.”

“They were very good, and I've renewed my subscription. I'd give them an A.”

“They did exactly what they said they were going to do. They killed a fungus on a tree, and then they started to fertilize the tree to revive it. The reason I chose them over a different company is because of the brand, probably. I'd give them an A.”

“They were effective. They came out and gave me an estimate that was very clear; it explained exactly what needed to be done. They came out in a timely manner and did it—we were just pleased. We've used them many times in the past. They've cut down trees for us. This last time, they gave a fertilization injection to a tree that was not looking so great. I chose them because a friend had recommended them. I'd give them an A.”

“The person that came to estimate the job communicated clearly. Knowing the pros and cons of different actions helped us decide what we wanted done. The crew that came out knew what they were doing. I pointed out a few things that were specific to our particular setup; they understood what I was saying and made adjustments in their work to match the situation. The work they did was more than satisfactory. They trimmed a variety of trees, and they put something between trunks and a split-trunk tree. I chose them over a different company because my daughter has experience in historical preservation and has worked with them before; she recommended them. I'd give them an A.”

“They did the tree in the front yard. We had a bad experience with a similar company about a year earlier, and they did everything kind of the opposite. They did what they said they were going to do. They did it quickly, and they cleaned up when they were done. Basically, they just did a lot of trimming on a tree in the front yard—a lot. I'd give them an A.”

“I thought that they were courteous, and they made an effort to please me. They took down the trees; they didn't damage the other trees and the things that would have been in the way if they hadn't been careful. I thought they did a really good job. I was pleased with the service that I got from them. The reason I chose them over a different company is because they were referred to me originally by a neighbor. I'd give them an A.”

“They knew what they were doing. They came in, did it, and cleaned up after. They trimmed three trees. I'd say they get an A.”

“They came when they said they were going to come. They let me know when they were here; they didn't just kind of sneak into the yard. They knocked on the door and told me they were there to do the work. The schedule was good. They did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it, and they did it well. They did some insecticide treatments and fertilizing treatments around several of our trees. They removed two trees and ground the stumps of the trees that they removed. The reason I chose them was that I knew their name, but I was also referred to them again through the landscaper that was doing some work at our house. I'd give them an A.”

“What stood out for me was that I didn't have to think about it. I have all sorts of things that they do throughout the year. I'd give them an A.”

“They were very pleasant. They came and took down a tree that needed to come down. They did exactly what I asked, and they cleaned it up well. I thought they did a good job. It was a tree that was on the verge of dying, and the arborist had recommended that it needed to come down. It's in a woodsy area, so they just took it down and took it away. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They did a fine job. I'd give them an A.”

“Back in the fall, they did some pruning. I have a tree that has a disease; I don't know what it is, but they're taking care of it. They're supposed to be back next month to follow up on it. I started using them about 20 years ago or more. They just seem to know what they're doing. They are definitely A-quality people.”

“My experience with Davey Tree was excellent—they're amazing. Their level of knowledge is fantastic, and each person they sent was great. I've already referred them to people. It was just so refreshing. I'd give them an A+++; I don't think there is a grade high enough for them.”

“They did excellent work. They were very professional—cleaned up everything, showed up on time, and all the work was fantastic. I'd give them an A+.”

“Davey Tree was excellent. They did a very beautiful job. They trimmed two trees—holly trees. The work was very good. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were prompt, and I wouldn't even know the tree was cut because of how well they cleaned the debris. They did a beautiful job. I'd give them an A+—I'm completely happy with the job.”

“They trimmed the tree in front of our house. It was extremely satisfying. They did a good job, and they cleaned up well, so there were no issues. They did not have to come back afterward—everything was done on the first day. They come out annually, since I usually have it trimmed once a year or so. I chose them because I heard some things about them. I had an arborist that had his own company before, and he got out of the business, so he recommended Davey Tree several years back. I would give them an A+.”

“The guy did some work for us a while back, and it was absolutely outstanding. We're very pleased. The work was fine, the trees look great, and I'd give them an A+.”

“They were very good, excellent. I'm very happy, and I'll be calling them again for future work. I'd give Davey Tree an A+.”

“They did a good job. They came out first to go over things. They were there on time, they made sure they knew what we wanted, and they did a great job, too. We were going to have the trim on our house painted, but the trees had grown too close to the house, so they came out and cleared the area for us. I thought I'd try them out, and they did a great job. So, I would use them again, and I'd give them an A+.”

“They did some tree work for me. They were fabulous. I'd give them all a ten out of ten.”

“Davey Tree does a wonderful job, and I'm very pleased.”

“They've done tree work for me for a year, and they did it recently. Mario was the manager as usual. They work as outlined by the arborists, and they do good clean up in both my yard and the neighbor's yard, picking up fallen branches. They look out for the health of the tree, and I also had them fertilize. I only had pruning done this last time, but I have the fertilization annually. They have a good reputation, they do good work, they clean up, and the trees have remained healthy. I'd give them an A+.”