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  Tree Service and Removal in Washington D.C.

Your Washington D.C. Davey Tree Office — Formerly The Care of Trees

As your local tree company, Davey, formerly known as The Care of Trees, is committed to performing professional tree service for tree removal, tree pruning, tree planting, and lawn care in Ashton, Columbia, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Rocksville, and other nearby areas. Our ISA Certified Arborists approach your tree and property challenges holistically to ensure the health and beauty of your trees.

Find an arborist near you to schedule a free tree consultation or call 301.880.1224.

Seasonal Tree Trimming

  • Tree dormancy is a phrase often used while discussing landscaping, but what exactly does it mean?

    The dormant season usually arrives in your region within the early winter weeks.

    Trees enter the dormant or “resting” season based on a decrease in temperature and daylight received. These are the two primary factors that determine when and why a tree will rest for the winter.

    Why is the dormant season a good time to perform tree maintenance?

    Fall and winter are great times to perform tree maintenance for a number of reasons:

    • Drier grounds and bare branches allow arborists to access and inspect your trees with ease.
    • Helps decrease the likeliness of disease to spread and harm the tree’s structure.
    • Promotes tree viability when the ground thaws and the sun shines again.

    Understanding dormant season and its effects on your trees may help you better monitor their health, learn more

  • The best time to trim (prune) trees are anytime between late fall and early spring.

    In fall and winter, trees enter a dormant stage, halting their growth. This inactivity along with dropping temperatures creates an ideal setting for pruning.

    If you prune after new growth has started, you can limit the plant’s bloom potential for the year.

    Here are additional benefits for trimming trees in fall or winter.

    Contact a local Davey arborist to schedule your tree trimming appointment.

Washington D.C. Local Tree Services

  • Damage, disease or safety concerns can turn some trees from an asset into a liability. When this occurs, Davey’s bonded and ISA Certified Arborists can be trusted for safe and efficient tree removal service in Washington D.C.

    Look for these signs as an indicator it may be time to remove a tree:

    • Heaving soil at the base of the trunk and beneath the canopy
    • Decay-producing fungi, such as mushrooms, growing at the base of the trunk
    • Chipped or peeling bark and cracks in the trunk
    • Cavities in the trunk or large scaffold branches
    • Dead or hanging branches in the upper crown
    • Fine twigs without living buds near the ends of branches

    Call 301.880.1224 to make a tree removal appointment.

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  • Tree trimming service is an important tool to help sustain a tree’s health and retain its natural appearance. Davey’s ISA Certified Arborist will assess your tree’s trimming needs from removal of unhealthy limbs to disease reduction. 

    These signs can indicate when it’s time for professional tree trimming service:

    • Your tree appears too close to power lines
    • Branches are close or are touching your home
    • You see dead, unsightly or loose hanging branches
    • Your trees have not been trimmed or pruned in the last three years
    • You would like your tree shaped for a more aesthetic curb appeal

    Contact your local Davey ISA Certified Arborist today for a free tree trimming service consultation in Washington D.C.

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  • Selecting the perfect tree for your property can be overwhelming. Our ISA Certified Arborists are here to help guide you through the entire process from selecting the best tree to the proper planting technique.

    With our knowledge and expertise, we take all factors into consideration to ensure your tree:

    • Thrives in the climate conditions of Washington D.C.
    • Enhances curb appeal
    • Increases property value

    Call 301.880.1224 to discuss your tree planting needs, or if you have a tree selection question. We are here to help!

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  • Trees and shrubs in an urban setting loose nutrients in a number of ways, but applying fertilizer is a way to restore vitality.  Our slow-release fertilizer Arbor Green PRO® replaces nutrients and improves resistance to disease and stressful weather while maximizing the beauty of your trees and shrubs.

    Call 301.880.1224 to schedule a free tree and shrub consultation.

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  • Plant Health Care is the best solution for maintaining your property’s trees over the long haul; it’s total health care for your trees. Our PHC program is designed for clients who are looking to save time, money and frustration by being proactive in the health of their trees and landscape.

    Some of our plant health care solutions include:

    • Air spade instruments to relieve soil compaction
    • Soil remediation techniques
    • Supplemental nutrition
    • Supplemental irrigation
    • As well as other tree remediation tools

    Contact your local Davey ISA Certified Arborist for more information on how a PHC program can help you reach your property goals.

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  • Mitigate tree safety risks with our storm damage prevention and support structure systems for trees. All services are performed by ISA Certified Arborists.

    Lightning Protection for Trees

    We use heavy gauge copper cables to divert damaging lightning safely away from your tree into a buried ground rod.

    Our tree protection system also includes a fuse that monitors the tree. So, when lightning strikes, we will be alerted if the tree was hit.

    Tree Cabling & Bracing

    We use flexible steel strand cables and braces to reduce stress damage on your tree from severe weather. By installing cables, you are strengthening weak tree branches or limbs.

    Start protecting your investments, and call 301.880.1224 to schedule a consultation or send us a message.

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Tree Pest & Disease Management

Pests and diseases cause serious damage to your trees if left untreated. Early detection is key to the health of your trees. Contact your local Davey arborist if you feel your tree may be affected by a pest or disease. Some common tree pests and diseases in the Washington D.C. area include:

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Tree Management Office Details

  • Manager - Brian Leatherman
    Brian Leatherman

    “Our team of licensed, professional arborists is passionate about providing you with excellent service. We know each client is different, and our tree and landscape care recommendations are tailored to your property’s unique needs.”

    • Adamstown
    • Ashton
    • Barnesville
    • Bethesda
    • Boyds
    • Brinklow
    • Burtonsville
    • Cabin John
    • Chevy Chase
    • Clarksburg
    • Clarksville
    • Columbia
    • Cooksville
    • D.C.
    • Damascus
    • Derwood
    • Elkridge
    • Ellicott City
    • Frederick
    • Fulton
    • Gaithersburg
    • Garrett Park
    • Germantown
    • Glenelg
    • Glenwood
    • Highland
    • Ijamsville
    • Kensington
    • Marriottsville
    • Monrovia
    • Montgomery Village
    • New Market
    • Olney
    • Owings
    • Potomac
    • Rockville
    • Silver Spring
    • Sykesville
    • Takoma Park
    • Washington
    • Washington Grove
  • We are so impressed with the knowledge, training, professionalism and decipline of each member of the tree removal crew responsible for removing our seven trees. The tree top removal process demonstrated their precision, teamwork and management skills. Not only did each individual exhibit the best professionally; but, as a team they performed flawlessly.

    Charlotte B. New Market, MD

    I wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the tree work and the men who were here. I have had lots of tree work here and would call you again in a flash. The men knew what they were doing and when needed, worked with me on the aesthetics which they understood. They clearly were well trained in safety which I valued as well. A job very well done.

    Alice J. Chevy Chase, MD

    Excellent results. Both trees look better and, more importantly, are safer. Clean-up was complete. I appreciate being provided with your certificate of insurance prior to the job.

    Helen Brady. Silver Spring, MD

    Reliable, prompt & always polite. Trees are looking good.

    Bob & Wendy Kenney. Potomac, MD

    Matt not only performed the assigned task, but he also took the time to look around & make sure in general the trees & shrubs on the property were ok. It's a nice feeling when a company shows they care about you. I look forward to doing business for many more years with Davey. Thank you for all that you do.

    D. Jones. Washington D.C.

    Tom is very professional & an excellent communicator! Matt too is excellent, careful & tops at his work. Both these young men are superb and represent Davey in the best way Thye are the reason I stay with and recommend Davey

    Don Zowader. Washington D.C.
  • Peace of mind is hard to come by. This is why Davey guarantees your 100% satisfaction with our DaveyCare℠ Client Promise.

    Our company is bonded, insured and employs ISA Certified Arborists that are second to none in the industry.

    Davey leads the industry in tree care science, supporting our field team with the most passionate scientists and advisors in the industry at The Davey Institute.

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Awards & Associations

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Davey Tree Service: Washington, D.C. Office 301.880.1224 8100 Cessna Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879

As your local tree company, Davey, formerly known as The Care of Trees, is committed to performing professional tree service for tree removal, tree pruning, tree planting, and lawn care in Ashton, Columbia, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Rocksville, and other nearby areas. Our ISA Certified Arborists approach your tree and property challenges holistically to ensure the health and beauty of your trees.

Find an arborist near you to schedule a free tree consultation or call 301.880.1224.