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Tree Removal Service: Why You May Need It & What To Expect

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Ropes Attached To Trunk Sections To Let Them Down Slowly and Controlled

If you’re searching for ” Tree Removal Service Near Me ” you’re in the right place! We offer tree removal service in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland’s Montgomery County.

Trees are beautiful and stately. You remember at least one tree from your childhood, don’t you? They can be like old friends who live with us, and we miss them when they are gone. No one wants to have to cut down a tree in their yard, but sometimes it’s necessary.

As a tree preservation company rather than a tree removal company, we prefer to keep trees healthy through services such as tree trimming or tree cutting, or pest disease control, to name a few, so that the trees don’t have to be taken down. With that said, we are also committed to safety, and unfortunately there are many instances when tree removal is the best option, as having the tree pruned and trimmed won’t solve the issue.

If you need tree removal for your property, understanding the process will help you consider your options and know what to expect.

Do I Need Tree Removal Service?

You may need to remove your tree if its roots are popping up through your sidewalk or working their way into your basement,

Tree roots can do all kinds of structural damage, and if you buy a property where they haven’t been controlled, your only option may be to take the tree down.

Not cutting down a structurally compromised tree could result in the tree falling on your house. This means you may experience thousands of dollars in damage! If a tree is dead or suffering from a disease beyond repair, hiring a tree removal service would be a wise decision.

What’s Involved in a Tree Removal Service Process?

Professional tree removal service usually starts with removing the branches until only the main trunk of the tree is left standing. Then the trunk is safely and efficiently cut in chunks and removed piece by piece, leaving behind a stump that stands a few feet off the ground.

Tree stumps are most often removed through stump grinding, using acids, or burning. A less often used method for stump removal is to dig them out with hand tools like picks and mattocks, which is quite labor-intensive and can be time-consuming.

As we are an environmentally friendly company, our tree service experts at RTEC choose the stump grinding route. 

What You Can Expect to Pay for Tree Removal

Tree removal cost can be anywhere from around $400-$2,800. Some companies charge extra for stump removal and cleanup, and it’s usually worthwhile to pay extra for this.

There are a few factors that that play into the total cost of tree removal depends on a number of factors including location, size, type of tree, and additional services. Watch the video below to go step by step through these factors to get a better idea of the cost of removing a tree in Northern Va, DC, and Maryland.

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RTEC Treecare is a tree care service company that employs ISA Certified Arborists to guide your tree landscape. We ensure that our teams are prepared with the right training and equipment to provide homeowners with safe and efficient tree removal service.

Removals are one of the most hazardous aspects of tree care. In this area, tree service companies most often remove trees growing near houses, power lines, or areas that aren’t easily accessed. We have performed thousands of highly technical removals that dealt under these more difficult circumstances.

Depending on what is best for the homeowner, we can provide only the tree removal service or a package. Packages typically include the removal of the tree, wood removal/disposal, and tree stump removal (stump grinding).

Tree Removal Service: This is the act of cutting down the tree. When you only purchase a removal without the add-ons below the entire tree will be left laying on your property.

Wood Removal / Disposal: If you would like the tree and debris removed from your property ask your Certified Arborist to include wood removal/disposal (sometimes called “haul wood”) in your quote.

Stump Grinding: Stump Grinding or Tree Stump Removal, is the act of grinding down tree stumps to avoid trip hazards. Rotting stumps are an attraction for insects and fungi. To avoid potential infestation of your existing trees, stump grinding should be performed. Because this takes extra time and equipment, stump grinding will add costs to your removal.

If you need tree removal for your property, your Certified Arborist will assess your tree, determine the best choice for your trees, and give you a free quote

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RTEC’s Tree Removal Services:

One of our tree service experts providing tree removal service on a local Bethesda, MD trail
One of our tree service experts providing tree removal service on a local Bethesda, MD trail

Removal Regulations:

Many cities and municipalities have regulations for removing trees. As a courtesy, our Certified Arborists will advise you on the regulations in your city and help you obtain the proper permits and approvals needed to perform the tree removal service. We will not perform any services that do not comply with the regulations of your area. See what regulations there are in your city.

Environmentally Friendly Wood Removal/Disposal:

We go out of our way to recycle the wood from each of our removals. The wood from your tree will be recycled into furniture or mulch. This repurposes the tree letting it live on as a part of someone’s home or landscape. Plus recycling trees is environmentally friendly!

Tree Stump Removal Services:

Many homeowners are so focused on removing the tree they don’t even think about removing the tree stump. However, tree stump removal is an important service that keeps tripping hazards, insects & diseases, and re-sprouting at bay while keeping your curb appeal and property value. Tree stump removal is not typically included in the price of removing the tree.

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Our stump grinding machines are different than many others in our industry. They grind the stumps down to below the surface while resulting chips from the process are back-filled into the resulting hole. Our machines also come equipped with a protective screen so no debris or rocks are thrown into the surrounding property.

We also offer services to remove and replace the stump hole with new soil and seeding.

County Regulations: Before performing stump grinding, utility companies must be contracted to mark surrounding gas, water, or electric lines. This keeps tree companies and homeowners from accidentally ruining any of your utility infrastructures.

We work directly with municipalities to mark these utilities according to regulations so you don’t have to worry.


Our Certified Arborists and tree service experts will be able to safely, efficiently, and professionally provide tree removal services for your property. You can get a free tree removal estimate by booking an appointment online or by calling us at 703.573.3029.