Canopy Protection Program

Total Tree and Shrub Care Program

Optimal care starts with a Canopy Protection Program customized for your ornamental trees & shrubs.

Let's customize your program!

Wondering how to best nourish your trees & shrubs to optimal health? Our environmental experts are here to help. 

Protect your investment with 7 service visits throughout the year

Catch warning signs early

Brighten & beautify your landscape

Reduce chance for diseases & pests

Increase your home value by ~10%

Qualify for a 35% discount on intensive and mature plant health care treatments for the year

Feel safe with a program personally customized to your landscape’s needs

Our Canopy Protection Program was created to help our clients attain optimal tree and shrub health through proactive and preventative care. Through 7 service visits by an Environmental Specialist spread throughout the year, you will gain a better understanding of your trees & shrubs and be able to provide them with the expert care they deserve. This means catching and treating common tree & shrub issues, such as seasonal pests and diseases, before it’s too late.

With their expert eye and professional solutions, our Environmental Specialists will join you in working toward the landscape you’ve been dreaming of.

Click here for more information on our Canopy Protection Program. 

FAQ

1.What is included in the inspection and monitoring visit?

  • Seasonal treatments for key ornamental plants in the landscape to address the most common pests in our area.
  • Environmental Specialists will inspect/monitor all of the listed or key plant material throughout the landscape. Targeted treatments for incidental insects and diseases will occur if required.
  • We use Integrated Plant Management (IPM) protocols to control the spread of insect and disease problems on your trees and shrubs. This IPM Approach ensures that treatments are performed at the most opportune time with the most environmentally responsible products and techniques. Not all insects are harmful; in fact many are actually beneficial to the health of your trees and shrubs. Our commitment is to keep your trees and shrubs healthy while leaving the most responsible ecological footprint possible.
  • If your property inspection results in recommendations for an intensive treatment, you will be contacted by your Arborist before this additional work is performed.
  • Inspection/treatment times may vary due to climatic factors.

 

2. What is not included?

  • Intensive treatments are not included.

(Treatments which target high population of insects, invasive pest treatments, cultural and root issues. Growth regulators and soil and root care treatments are considered intensive treatments.)

  • Mature tree treatments are not included.

Examples: Borer treatments, Aphid treatments on mature trees (to address honeydew symptoms), etc.

  • An active Canopy Protection Program provides a benefit of having access to all intensive and mature tree treatments at a 35% discounted rate.

Reviews

They keep our trees healthy and happy.

We are big fans of RTEC. They keep our trees healthy and happy and they do what they say when they say they will do it. I cannot recommend them more highly.

Scott, S. │ Arlington, VA

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2021-02-04T15:27:22-05:00

Scott, S. │ Arlington, VA

We are big fans of RTEC. They keep our trees healthy and happy and they do what they say when they say they will do it. I cannot recommend them more highly.

This is the company to turn to in the DC Metro area.

RTEC has excellent and friendly arborist and technicians. They give great advise and provide efficient service. The office staff is also efficient and friendly. If you need help with yard plants and trees this is the company to turn to in the DC Metro area.

John, H. │ Vienna, VA

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2021-02-04T14:41:26-05:00

John, H. │ Vienna, VA

RTEC has excellent and friendly arborist and technicians. They give great advise and provide efficient service. The office staff is also efficient and friendly. If you need help with yard plants and trees this is the company to turn to in the DC Metro area.

Best decision I made.

I have been using RTEC Treecare and arborist, Ben Gotch, for my trees and shrubs since 2009. In 2009 I was looking an arborist who would devise a plan to keep my then 25 old red maple healthy for years to come. Besides pruning the tree when needed Ben developed a root and soil management plan. He also advised putting in two cables to maintain the structural integrity of the tree during heavy wind storms. Best decision I made since not long after the cables were installed we had a derecho. My red maple had no damage!!

Suzanne, P. │ Burke, VA

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2021-02-04T13:19:09-05:00

Suzanne, P. │ Burke, VA

I have been using RTEC Treecare and arborist, Ben Gotch, for my trees and shrubs since 2009. In 2009 I was looking an arborist who would devise a plan to keep my then 25 old red maple healthy for years to come. Besides pruning the tree when needed Ben developed a root and soil management plan. He also advised putting in two cables to maintain the structural integrity of the tree during heavy wind storms. Best decision I made since not long after the cables were installed we had a derecho. My red maple had no damage!!

We have been using RTEC for about 20 years

They have always done an outstanding job. The quality of their service has always been top notch.

B.S.

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2021-02-04T13:16:47-05:00

B.S.

They have always done an outstanding job. The quality of their service has always been top notch.

After Snowmageddon and the Derecho ravaged a 30-foot maple, they brought it back to life.

The RTEC team reported on schedule, and began work as expected. Proceeded on work according to the proposal, and completed timely and tidied up nicely. Especially happy that they all had the appropriate safety equipment, tools, and clothing to keep themselves safe as they worked in the trees and on the ground. Have used them for probably 10 years, and will continue to do so because of their expertise. After Snowmageddon and the Derecho ravaged a 30-foot maple, they brought it back to life ("rejuvenation," I believe they called it) rather than having to take it down and leave a huge 4-ft-diameter stump prominent in my front yard. Well done then, and good job most recently. Thanks to the team and the arborists that know their jobs!

Jan, B. │ Falls Church, VA

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2021-02-04T14:49:59-05:00

Jan, B. │ Falls Church, VA

The RTEC team reported on schedule, and began work as expected. Proceeded on work according to the proposal, and completed timely and tidied up nicely. Especially happy that they all had the appropriate safety equipment, tools, and clothing to keep themselves safe as they worked in the trees and on the ground. Have used them for probably 10 years, and will continue to do so because of their expertise. After Snowmageddon and the Derecho ravaged a 30-foot maple, they brought it back to life ("rejuvenation," I believe they called it) rather than having to take it down and leave a huge 4-ft-diameter stump prominent in my front yard. Well done then, and good job most recently. Thanks to the team and the arborists that know their jobs!

We switched to RTEC after ten years with another service.

We are really pleased with RTEC in expertise, responsiveness, and customer care. We will be sticking with RTEC.

Steve, P. │ Washington, D.C.

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2021-02-04T13:13:14-05:00

Steve, P. │ Washington, D.C.

We are really pleased with RTEC in expertise, responsiveness, and customer care. We will be sticking with RTEC.

RTEC provides excellent service.

RTEC provides excellent service. They have supported our trees for years, are very responsive and provide high quality service.

Carolyn, W. │ Oakton, VA

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2021-02-04T14:05:45-05:00

Carolyn, W. │ Oakton, VA

RTEC provides excellent service. They have supported our trees for years, are very responsive and provide high quality service.

Their knowledge of trees helped to preserve as much of the old tree as possible.

We were very happy with RETC's treecare work. They were professional, thorough and prompt. I especially like that their knowledge of trees helped to preserve as much of the old tree as possible.

Unyong K. │ Arlington, VA

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2021-02-04T15:10:43-05:00

Unyong K. │ Arlington, VA

We were very happy with RETC's treecare work. They were professional, thorough and prompt. I especially like that their knowledge of trees helped to preserve as much of the old tree as possible.

I could not be happier with the service.

The staff is superior-in the office as well as the field. I could not be happier with the service.

Maureen, H. │ McLean, VA

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2021-02-04T14:42:53-05:00

Maureen, H. │ McLean, VA

The staff is superior-in the office as well as the field. I could not be happier with the service.

Quality, Value, Professionalism, Responsiveness, and Punctuality!

Quality - RTEC utilizes well-maintained and appropriate equipment and tools...combined with expertise and skill. Value - Best results for the money! Professionalism - The staff and crew members are always courteous, knowledgeable and experienced. Responsiveness - Always "on the mark" with advice and suggestions. And, never fail to respond to questions and add clarity. Punctuality - Always prompt and dependable, whether starting and completing a project, or simply answering a call or message. We could not endorse RTEC with more confidence! We have utilized this company since 2011, and just completed our sixth major project this week. Again, they did a fantastic job. In closing, we want to specifically acknowledge the role of Ben Gotch. Ben is a certified arborist, and handles all of our business...from site-visit to estimate to project execution. There is simply no one better in the industry!!!

Gerald, A. │ Vienna, VA

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T14:36:33-05:00

Gerald, A. │ Vienna, VA

Quality - RTEC utilizes well-maintained and appropriate equipment and tools...combined with expertise and skill. Value - Best results for the money! Professionalism - The staff and crew members are always courteous, knowledgeable and experienced. Responsiveness - Always "on the mark" with advice and suggestions. And, never fail to respond to questions and add clarity. Punctuality - Always prompt and dependable, whether starting and completing a project, or simply answering a call or message. We could not endorse RTEC with more confidence! We have utilized this company since 2011, and just completed our sixth major project this week. Again, they did a fantastic job. In closing, we want to specifically acknowledge the role of Ben Gotch. Ben is a certified arborist, and handles all of our business...from site-visit to estimate to project execution. There is simply no one better in the industry!!!

The RTEC team has kept our trees and shrubs healthy and looking good for years.

RTEC provides friendly, reliable, knowledgeable, and responsive service. We very much enjoy working with our personal RTEC arborist and the technicians who come to inspect and treat our trees and shrubs. Their back-office folks are also accessible and good to work with. Just this week they did a great job trimming our large, beautiful oak tree which is a key part of our back yard. The RTEC team has kept our trees and shrubs healthy and looking good for years. Thanks!

William, R. │Arlington, VA

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T15:23:44-05:00

William, R. │Arlington, VA

RTEC provides friendly, reliable, knowledgeable, and responsive service. We very much enjoy working with our personal RTEC arborist and the technicians who come to inspect and treat our trees and shrubs. Their back-office folks are also accessible and good to work with. Just this week they did a great job trimming our large, beautiful oak tree which is a key part of our back yard. The RTEC team has kept our trees and shrubs healthy and looking good for years. Thanks!

Really knowledgeable and willing to work with you on prioritizing your maintenance.

Our second year working with RTEC for our tree maintenance. Ben is really knowledgeable and willing to work with you on prioritizing your maintenance if necessary. Work was completed as scheduled and on budget.

Jennifer, H. │ Falls Church, VA

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2021-02-04T15:25:50-05:00

Jennifer, H. │ Falls Church, VA

Our second year working with RTEC for our tree maintenance. Ben is really knowledgeable and willing to work with you on prioritizing your maintenance if necessary. Work was completed as scheduled and on budget.

Feels like a family run business.

The staff there is so helpful and flexible and pleasant to deal with. Feels like a family run business. Many companies don’t bother with customer care like this anymore. So refreshing when it comes along!

Dale, L. │ Vienna, VA

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T14:38:12-05:00

Dale, L. │ Vienna, VA

The staff there is so helpful and flexible and pleasant to deal with. Feels like a family run business. Many companies don’t bother with customer care like this anymore. So refreshing when it comes along!

They give excellent advice regarding proposed services.

We are very happy with RTEC. They do great work, show up when they say they will and give excellent advice regarding proposed services. They will continue to be our "go to" company for tree services.

Steven, M. │ Great Falls, VA

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T14:46:39-05:00

Steven, M. │ Great Falls, VA

We are very happy with RTEC. They do great work, show up when they say they will and give excellent advice regarding proposed services. They will continue to be our "go to" company for tree services.

The geeky passion for plant life was endearing and comforting.

I should point out that I am a first time user of any type of tree/garden type service. I have a large tree in my backyard that had become overgrown. I needed help with pruning but also advice on health and future issues from growth. Ben G. was very knowledgable and patient; his geeky passion for plant life was endearing and comforting that their concern was for the plants and not just doing my bidding to get the business. RTEC's free estimate was unlike other "free estimates" by not being pushy or "salesy", but rather informative and friendly. They worked with me on my budget and timing, and the crew that came out to do the work were quick, polite and clean. Overall great experience with a company that was personal and responsive.

Samir, S.│ Washington, D.C. │

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T15:00:37-05:00

Samir, S.│ Washington, D.C. │

I should point out that I am a first time user of any type of tree/garden type service. I have a large tree in my backyard that had become overgrown. I needed help with pruning but also advice on health and future issues from growth. Ben G. was very knowledgable and patient; his geeky passion for plant life was endearing and comforting that their concern was for the plants and not just doing my bidding to get the business. RTEC's free estimate was unlike other "free estimates" by not being pushy or "salesy", but rather informative and friendly. They worked with me on my budget and timing, and the crew that came out to do the work were quick, polite and clean. Overall great experience with a company that was personal and responsive.

They take care to not over treat and are careful to recommend treatment options that are safe for the kids.

RTEC has been taking care of our trees and shrubs for the 2 years. They have done a wonderful job. They take care to not over treat and are careful to recommend treatment options that are safe for the kids.

Hunter, C. │ Falls Church, VA

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2021-02-04T15:29:42-05:00

Hunter, C. │ Falls Church, VA

RTEC has been taking care of our trees and shrubs for the 2 years. They have done a wonderful job. They take care to not over treat and are careful to recommend treatment options that are safe for the kids.

Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and take great care in explaining the various options.

We have used RTEC Treecare for several years. They do excellent work. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and take great care in explaining the various options available for your particular situation. I highly recommend them.

Dennis B. │ Arlington, VA

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T14:30:06-05:00

Dennis B. │ Arlington, VA

We have used RTEC Treecare for several years. They do excellent work. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and take great care in explaining the various options available for your particular situation. I highly recommend them.

Entire staff has always been pleasant to work with.

The technician arrives when scheduled and goes straight to work. The stimulants used have kept my trees thriving and the pruning is done with great care. My trees are inspected and they make recommendations for any work needed. Entire staff has always been pleasant to work with.

Jennifer, D.

RTEC Treecare expert tree shrub service
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2021-02-04T15:16:34-05:00

Jennifer, D.

The technician arrives when scheduled and goes straight to work. The stimulants used have kept my trees thriving and the pruning is done with great care. My trees are inspected and they make recommendations for any work needed. Entire staff has always been pleasant to work with.
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