2828 Mary Street Falls Church, Va 22042
tree service arlington va

100% Environmentally Friendly

Nationally Recognized

99.4% Customer Satisfaction

Tree Services In Northern Va, DC, and Maryland

Tree Pruning & Trimming

Following ANSI & OSHA Standards

Soil & Root Management

For The Overall Health Of Your Tree

Insect & Disease Programs

Proactively Protect Your Trees & Shrubs

Construction Tree Preservation

Preserve Your Trees During Construction

High Tech Tree Removals

Highly Skilled & High Tech Removals

Tree Cabling & Tree Bracing

Give Your Trees Extra Support For Safety

Services

Your Fall To Do List

Give Your Tree's A Multi-Vitamin

Give your trees the boost they need to combat diseases and insects before their long winters nap through a BioStimulant treatment.

Get Your Fall Inspection

Be Proactive. Fall inspections can reveal health and structural issues with trees. Identifying and correcting these issues improve the safety of your trees before disasters occur.

Protect Your Ash Trees

Fall is the last time of year to treat your Ash trees for Emerald Ash Borers, the most destructive pest in America. Without treatment, 95% of Ash trees will die.

Fall Pruning

Fall is one of the best times of the year for pruning. Fall pruning improves the health of the tree and prepares it for winter and a thriving spring.

You Don’t Receive A Tree Service You Receive A Solution

Arborist holding green leaf

RTEC Treecare is a tree service company located in Falls Church, Va. Our tree service area spans the entire Washington DC Metro area including Fairfax, Arlington, & Montgomery Counties. RTEC also serves the City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, City of Fairfax, & Washington DC. RTEC Treecare has provided government, commercial & residential tree services to the area since 1996.


With RTEC Treecare you don’t just receive a service you receive a solution. We understand that not every property is the same so why should your service be? Our personalized touch customizes an expert solution specific to your property’s needs. This allows us to skip the “one size fits all” service offered by our competitors..


Most of all, doing the right thing for you, your community, and the environment is important to us. To provide these expert solutions we utilize innovative techniques & processes while upholding high standards of customer satisfaction, quality of work, & safety.


When you choose RTEC you choose a worry-free experience that guarantees the best value. But don't just take our word for it; check out what our customers have to say!


Our Tree Service Areas:

Northern Va:

Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Bethesda, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, & Vienna

Maryland:

Bethesda, Chevy Chase, & Potomac

Washington DC:

NW, NE, Parts of SW & SE

With RTEC Treecare You Receive

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GUARANTEED WORK.

We strive to provide our clients with the best services. We ensure quality on each and every project. Our goal is 100% Customer satisfaction. Although our customer satisfaction rating is 99.4% we continue to strive even harder. We focus on our customer’s concerns, safety, and their trees. RTEC crews always perform a pre-job safety inspection and review the project before beginning the job. Consequently, we do not allow any excuses for safety or quality issues.

QUALITY SERVICE.

In addition, we have a digital tracking system to keep track of our client’s services and trees. We pride ourselves on our advanced use of technology. We use technology to document our work and keep detailed records. This data helps us track progress and provide our clients with solutions. Keeping your trees and shrubs healthy is important. When you maintain the health of your trees, your property values can increase by 10%. RTEC can help you form a comprehensive tree health plan. Because when you hire RTEC you not only receive a service, you receive our knowledge and skills.

CARING PEOPLE

We are environmentally friendly and continuously take action to lessen our environmental footprint. Over the past several years, we have helped the environment by cutting down on paper and ink waste. Because of this we have reduced our paper usage and waste by 40%. We’re not sure how many trees we just saved, but we know that our little part has some effect. We are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint. We research products that are environmentally friendly and have implemented numerous eco-friendly treatments and programs over the years. Our trucks and equipment are also using environmentally safe lubes and oils. We dispose of our pruning and removal debris at a site which recycles the materials into mulch, furniture, and building material.

We are active members of the community and have participated in community events such as Arbor Day and Earth Day. We have been recognized with awards from the Tree Care Industry Association, Department of Homeland Securities, and Angie’s List for our excellent services. We encourage our team members to participate and be involved with the community and our industry.

The most professional tree service I have ever used.

RTEC Tree care is the most professional tree service I have ever used. The arborist Ben Gotch really knows his stuff when it comes to trees and the tree trimming crews are just as talented. There equipment is top of the line and the crew is very safety conscious.
Stop here if your looking for a real professional tree service.

Fred | Falls Church, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:38:29+00:00

Fred | Falls Church, Va

RTEC Tree care is the most professional tree service I have ever used. The arborist Ben Gotch really knows his stuff when it comes to trees and the tree trimming crews are just as talented. There equipment is top of the line and the crew is very safety conscious. Stop here if your looking for a real professional tree service.

They worked non-stop for 6.5 hours on July 4th!

We had a tree fall on our house (through one wall + substantial damage to the roof, including 6 large holes) on late afternoon July 3rd.  I called RTEC because they had done a great job pruning our trees in the past.  The receptionist tracked down a manager and he was at our house within 30 minutes of the call.   He assessed the situation in a thunderstorm and arranged to have a crew out at first light.  It was a very treacherous situation, our house is on a steep hill and it was a very large tree that pierced one wall and was dangling from the roof in front of several windows.  To make it trickier the limbs were intertwined with the roof trusses. They worked non-stop for 6.5 hours on July 4th to surgically extract the tree without doing any further damage to the house or to the plants or HVAC units below.  They returned after the weekend to clean up the debris and remove 6 other trees that fell.  They also coordinated with the insurance company, which was a big relief given all the other things we had to worry about.  Absolutely fantastic customer service, very professional pleasure to work with them.  Highly recommend!!

Steve | McLean, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:36:57+00:00

Steve | McLean, Va

We had a tree fall on our house (through one wall + substantial damage to the roof, including 6 large holes) on late afternoon July 3rd.  I called RTEC because they had done a great job pruning our trees in the past.  The receptionist tracked down a manager and he was at our house within 30 minutes of the call.   He assessed the situation in a thunderstorm and arranged to have a crew out at first light.  It was a very treacherous situation, our house is on a steep hill and it was a very large tree that pierced one wall and was dangling from the roof in front of several windows.  To make it trickier the limbs were intertwined with the roof trusses. They worked non-stop for 6.5 hours on July 4th to surgically extract the tree without doing any further damage to the house or to the plants or HVAC units below.  They returned after the weekend to clean up the debris and remove 6 other trees that fell.  They also coordinated with the insurance company, which was a big relief given all the other things we had to worry about.  Absolutely fantastic customer service, very professional pleasure to work with them.  Highly recommend!!

Very responsible and professional in their approach.

I was very pleased with the detailed estimate and discussion that lead to me selecting RTEC. Their performance proved my instincts right. Very responsible and professional in their approach .

Val | Vienna, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:40:39+00:00

Val | Vienna, Va

I was very pleased with the detailed estimate and discussion that lead to me selecting RTEC. Their performance proved my instincts right. Very responsible and professional in their approach .

It was a pleasure to work with Ben who is a polite, knowledgeable professional who clearly enjoys his work.


We moved into our home about a year ago and realized that one of the tall old sycamores near the street was rotting and would need to be removed.  The arborist,  Ben promptly met with us and explained that the tree had 2 fungi (which he showed us) and confirmed our suspicions.  At our request, he walked the property and explained the types of  trees we have and assessed the health of them.  Discovered we have a Canadian Hemlock and Ben showed us the insect evidence on the tree.  These trees are dying as they are prone to the wooly adelgid insect. Because the tree is beautiful and not that common, and the tree was able to be treated, we agreed to the tree injection that kills the insect. It was a pleasure to work with Ben who is a polite, knowledgeable professional who clearly enjoys his work.  No pressure to buy RTEC services.  Regarding the tree removal, the sycamore tree was near the power lines so RTEC coordinated with the utility company and had the utility company come to assess the work that would be done.  There was a delay in the tree removal but that was due to the utility company.  As far as to the actual work in  removing the tree, the crew was professional and removed the tall tree without any issues. They ensured the stump was ground down and cleaned up the area--just a little sawdust remaining.  Our neighbors echoed our assessment in  how quickly and professionally the work was done that day.  Regarding the hemlock treatment, RTEC has a process to notify neighbors if they are going to be on their property (a form is completed and the neighbor notified). Our neighbor appreciated the notification. On the day of the hemlock treatment, the person who was treating the tree, first knocked on our door to identify himself and explained what he was going to do and the time estimate (30 mins).  Again, polite, professional service.  We are highly impressed with the level of service, knowledge, and professionalism.  We are having RTEC treat our dogwoods in the spring.




MaryAnn | McLean, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:35:04+00:00

MaryAnn | McLean, Va

We moved into our home about a year ago and realized that one of the tall old sycamores near the street was rotting and would need to be removed.  The arborist,  Ben promptly met with us and explained that the tree had 2 fungi (which he showed us) and confirmed our suspicions.  At our request, he walked the property and explained the types of  trees we have and assessed the health of them.  Discovered we have a Canadian Hemlock and Ben showed us the insect evidence on the tree.  These trees are dying as they are prone to the wooly adelgid insect. Because the tree is beautiful and not that common, and the tree was able to be treated, we agreed to the tree injection that kills the insect. It was a pleasure to work with Ben who is a polite, knowledgeable professional who clearly enjoys his work.  No pressure to buy RTEC services.  Regarding the tree removal, the sycamore tree was near the power lines so RTEC coordinated with the utility company and had the utility company come to assess the work that would be done.  There was a delay in the tree removal but that was due to the utility company.  As far as to the actual work in  removing the tree, the crew was professional and removed the tall tree without any issues. They ensured the stump was ground down and cleaned up the area--just a little sawdust remaining.  Our neighbors echoed our assessment in  how quickly and professionally the work was done that day.  Regarding the hemlock treatment, RTEC has a process to notify neighbors if they are going to be on their property (a form is completed and the neighbor notified). Our neighbor appreciated the notification. On the day of the hemlock treatment, the person...

It was such a pleasure working with RTEC Treecare during a time of crisis


It was such a pleasure working with RTEC Treecare during a time of crisis - after the ice storm on December 9, a tree split in half and fell right in front of my house, totally blocking my front door.  They were able to get out to my house that day and clear the area to entering/exiting my house. The RTEC professionals I worked with - Ben, Kelly, and their crew - were so professional, friendly and kind during my time of need.  All of the individuals I worked with had a great customer service attitude.  I would recommend them to anyone who may need their services.




LW | Burke, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:39:15+00:00

LW | Burke, Va

It was such a pleasure working with RTEC Treecare during a time of crisis - after the ice storm on December 9, a tree split in half and fell right in front of my house, totally blocking my front door.  They were able to get out to my house that day and clear the area to entering/exiting my house. The RTEC professionals I worked with - Ben, Kelly, and their crew - were so professional, friendly and kind during my time of need.  All of the individuals I worked with had a great customer service attitude.  I would recommend them to anyone who may need their services.

Best of all, our trees look great!

Our experience with Rtec Treecare was excellent. The arborist, Ben, the office staff, and the crew were all very professional and knowledgeable.  They were very responsive to any questions and concerns that we had and all the work was completed on the day specified. Best of all, our trees look great. I would certainly recommend them and will definitely be using them again.

Anne | McLean, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:42:15+00:00

Anne | McLean, Va

Our experience with Rtec Treecare was excellent. The arborist, Ben, the office staff, and the crew were all very professional and knowledgeable.  They were very responsive to any questions and concerns that we had and all the work was completed on the day specified. Best of all, our trees look great. I would certainly recommend them and will definitely be using them again.

They gave us great advice!

I am a Pastor at Barcroft Bible Church in Fairfax, Virginia and RTEC Tree Care has done some great work  for us.  Between January and March of this year, RTEC has pruned a number of trees on our entry lane and over 12 trees on our property.  When their team showed up they were very courteous  and they worked very hard.  They gave us great advice on how to improve the looks of our property and then they made our trees so much more attractive.  They came back several times and continued their great work.  We as a church were very appreciative of their work.  Our Deacons had pet projects that they wanted to do for years on some of our trees and RTEC did exactly what they wanted and even more.  Thanks guys for a great job well done.

Patrick | Manassas, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:43:10+00:00

Patrick | Manassas, Va

I am a Pastor at Barcroft Bible Church in Fairfax, Virginia and RTEC Tree Care has done some great work  for us.  Between January and March of this year, RTEC has pruned a number of trees on our entry lane and over 12 trees on our property.  When their team showed up they were very courteous  and they worked very hard.  They gave us great advice on how to improve the looks of our property and then they made our trees so much more attractive.  They came back several times and continued their great work.  We as a church were very appreciative of their work.  Our Deacons had pet projects that they wanted to do for years on some of our trees and RTEC did exactly what they wanted and even more.  Thanks guys for a great job well done.

I give them two thumbs up in addition to the 5 star rating!

These folks are so professional, on time and reasonably priced. I found them online this Spring when we had some major landscaping done in our yard and several mature trees were attacked by the infamous tent caterpillars (those things devour everything in their path!). RTEC came in, analyzed the issue, and even did some work for free on a tree we didn't notice had same issues. I give them two thumbs up in addition to the 5 star rating!

Lisa | Alexandria, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:54:51+00:00

Lisa | Alexandria, Va

These folks are so professional, on time and reasonably priced. I found them online this Spring when we had some major landscaping done in our yard and several mature trees were attacked by the infamous tent caterpillars (those things devour everything in their path!). RTEC came in, analyzed the issue, and even did some work for free on a tree we didn't notice had same issues. I give them two thumbs up in addition to the 5 star rating!

What a great service! Dan even sent pictures of the root zone when I asked.

RTEC's Arborist Dan came out to my property to look at my Japanese Maple.
I love the tree so much and Dan was able to spot a girdling root at the base. He dispatched his team a couple of days after I signed the contract.
I wasn't home when they did the service and was happy to see the yard clean when I came from work that afternoon.
What a great service! Dan even sent pictures of the root zone when I asked.

Meghan | Falls Church, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:41:28+00:00

Meghan | Falls Church, Va

RTEC's Arborist Dan came out to my property to look at my Japanese Maple. I love the tree so much and Dan was able to spot a girdling root at the base. He dispatched his team a couple of days after I signed the contract. I wasn't home when they did the service and was happy to see the yard clean when I came from work that afternoon. What a great service! Dan even sent pictures of the root zone when I asked.

These guys were great!


These guys were great!  At the walk-thru, the arborist spent a lot of time with us trying to find a sensible solution to a 3-tree problem and came up with a workable strategy for all three tress that was the best cost/result compromise of any of the bids we got on the job.  Was it the cheapest bid?  No, it was a little bit higher, but after having 3 contractors come out to do estimates, they were the ones who did the most careful review of the situation and did the most to gain my trust.

I appreciated the line-item proposal that fully detailed the work to be done to each of the trees and also detailed what we needed to do in terms of permissions/approvals before they came on site.  It was a refreshing change from, "Prune three trees at [address] for $XXXX."

RETC did a fabulous job, the crew was very professional and, much to my embarrassment, they left the site tidier than they found it :)




C. K. | Reston, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:30:35+00:00

C. K. | Reston, Va

These guys were great!  At the walk-thru, the arborist spent a lot of time with us trying to find a sensible solution to a 3-tree problem and came up with a workable strategy for all three tress that was the best cost/result compromise of any of the bids we got on the job.  Was it the cheapest bid?  No, it was a little bit higher, but after having 3 contractors come out to do estimates, they were the ones who did the most careful review of the situation and did the most to gain my trust. I appreciated the line-item proposal that fully detailed the work to be done to each of the trees and also detailed what we needed to do in terms of permissions/approvals before they came on site.  It was a refreshing change from, "Prune three trees at [address] for $XXXX." RETC did a fabulous job, the crew was very professional and, much to my embarrassment, they left the site tidier than they found it :)

RTEC Treecare was terrific!

RTEC Treecare was terrific.  We have worked with other tree companies in the past and had problems, including no-shows and last minute cancellations by them since our job was small.  With RTEC, however, the whole process was simple start to finish.

I contacted them by email, they got back in touch with me quickly to schedule am arborist to come look at the the job.  We met, talked, and I showed him what we needed to have done and asked his opinion.  He didn't try to upsell me on anything.  The next day he sent  a simple and clear (as well as reasonably priced) proposal back to me.  As soon as I signed it, we determined a date for the work to be done.  The 2-man  team that came to perform the work was on time, efficient, polite, and did a great job. They took good safety precautions (both for our yard and for themselves.) They also left the yard looking cleaner than when they found it!  They were great and our trimmed tree is happy and healthy -- and better off for the work they performed.

My only note is that if you live in a rowhouse like ours or a downtown neighborhood with crummy parking, when you are making the appointment, ask the person to write down that a smaller truck is needed.  The team brought the big truck and lucked into parking, but if they hadn't, it could have been a problem.

JB | Washington, DC

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:45:52+00:00

JB | Washington, DC

RTEC Treecare was terrific.  We have worked with other tree companies in the past and had problems, including no-shows and last minute cancellations by them since our job was small.  With RTEC, however, the whole process was simple start to finish. I contacted them by email, they got back in touch with me quickly to schedule am arborist to come look at the the job.  We met, talked, and I showed him what we needed to have done and asked his opinion.  He didn't try to upsell me on anything.  The next day he sent  a simple and clear (as well as reasonably priced) proposal back to me.  As soon as I signed it, we determined a date for the work to be done.  The 2-man  team that came to perform the work was on time, efficient, polite, and did a great job. They took good safety precautions (both for our yard and for themselves.) They also left the yard looking cleaner than when they found it!  They were great and our trimmed tree is happy and healthy -- and better off for the work they performed. My only note is that if you live in a rowhouse like ours or a downtown neighborhood with crummy parking, when you are making the appointment, ask the person to write down that a smaller truck is needed.  The team brought the big truck and lucked into parking, but if they hadn't, it could have been a problem.

They coordinated with the electric company and my neighbors.

My property had not seen tree wok in nearly 20 years.  Lots to be done, cutting down of entire dead trees, extensive trimming, cutting out old Christmas lights and preventiave care against bugs that were destoying my camelia.  They coordinated with the electric company and my neighbors.  The work was done in a tiemly fashion and everything was cleaned up.  Call and ask for Ben

KS | Alexandria, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:37:50+00:00

KS | Alexandria, Va

My property had not seen tree wok in nearly 20 years.  Lots to be done, cutting down of entire dead trees, extensive trimming, cutting out old Christmas lights and preventiave care against bugs that were destoying my camelia.  They coordinated with the electric company and my neighbors.  The work was done in a tiemly fashion and everything was cleaned up.  Call and ask for Ben

I recommend this company!

I had a very good experience with RTEC Treecare. The provide professional, prompt service, and they gave me smart advice about various trees in my yard that needed trimming -- very happy to have cleaned out some dead branches that could have caused damage to roof and windows. I recommend this company.

Lisa | Alexandria, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:44:08+00:00

Lisa | Alexandria, Va

I had a very good experience with RTEC Treecare. The provide professional, prompt service, and they gave me smart advice about various trees in my yard that needed trimming -- very happy to have cleaned out some dead branches that could have caused damage to roof and windows. I recommend this company.

RTEC has very professional, high quality, timely services.


I have been a customer for several years. RTEC has very professional, high quality, timely services. The prices are much more than the numerous "drive by" tree care quotes I get, but I am are very satisfied with the value of the arborists' recommendations and crews' implementation of trimming, feeding, disease prevention. We appreciate the cooperation from RTEC about our special requests for trimming and near property lines.




Elly | Centreville, Va

tree service
4.0
2016-05-18T09:28:38+00:00

Elly | Centreville, Va

I have been a customer for several years. RTEC has very professional, high quality, timely services. The prices are much more than the numerous "drive by" tree care quotes I get, but I am are very satisfied with the value of the arborists' recommendations and crews' implementation of trimming, feeding, disease prevention. We appreciate the cooperation from RTEC about our special requests for trimming and near property lines.

When they came out to complete the job the men were professional, courteous, and efficient.

I hired RTEC to take down a tree infront of my townhome that was looking at least half dead after my neighbor's referral told me the tree was fine but had no real explanation as to why a third of the leaves didn't grow back since last year and another third of the leaves present looked dead hanging on the limbs next to a few bright green leaves left. RTEC's arborist explained the likely scenarios of what caused this plus how the tree had probably outgrown the little lot it had to grow because the previous owners overfed it. It was bigger than the rest of the trees on the block planted at the same time. When they came out to complete the job the men were professional, courteous, and efficient. They were nice about moving their equipment out of the way of neighbors getting in and out of the tight area and cleaning up on my driveway and neighboring driveways where it couldn't be avoided to have some sawdust spreading around. They left my front plot looking clean and ready for fall planting. They also left me a couple extra bags of soil to put down after I apply a weed control agent later.

Diane | Falls Church, Va

tree service
4.0
2016-05-18T09:47:41+00:00

Diane | Falls Church, Va

I hired RTEC to take down a tree infront of my townhome that was looking at least half dead after my neighbor's referral told me the tree was fine but had no real explanation as to why a third of the leaves didn't grow back since last year and another third of the leaves present looked dead hanging on the limbs next to a few bright green leaves left. RTEC's arborist explained the likely scenarios of what caused this plus how the tree had probably outgrown the little lot it had to grow because the previous owners overfed it. It was bigger than the rest of the trees on the block planted at the same time. When they came out to complete the job the men were professional, courteous, and efficient. They were nice about moving their equipment out of the way of neighbors getting in and out of the tight area and cleaning up on my driveway and neighboring driveways where it couldn't be avoided to have some sawdust spreading around. They left my front plot looking clean and ready for fall planting. They also left me a couple extra bags of soil to put down after I apply a weed control agent later.

We’ve been a regular customer since we moved here!

We've been a regular customer since we moved here. I appreciate the complimentary winter assessments and recommendations for the next year. This year we had our elm pruned and cleared of damaged branches as well as the accumulated dead branches on the ground. I also appreciate their mission to care for trees and not damage the trees while caring for them, such as climbing with spikes to trim them

Miki | Falls Church, Va

tree service
5.0
2016-05-18T09:29:47+00:00

Miki | Falls Church, Va

We've been a regular customer since we moved here. I appreciate the complimentary winter assessments and recommendations for the next year. This year we had our elm pruned and cleared of damaged branches as well as the accumulated dead branches on the ground. I also appreciate their mission to care for trees and not damage the trees while caring for them, such as climbing with spikes to trim them
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