In the nation’s capital, Washington, DC residents live in a busy, bustling world. Home and communities range in various sizes from large single family homes to row houses. RTEC Tree Care provides tree removal services to Washington, DC residents, whether it is a limb removal or an entire tree. We perform tree removals with safety and care towards your property in mind. We provide the best quality services at industry standards using high-end machinery.
Washington, DC requires a tree removal permit. If a tree is close to a major intersection, street, or sidewalk and requires a crane, our Arborists can help you obtain a closure permit.
Special Permits & Laws:
In DC the District Department of Transportation requires a Special Tree Removal Permit to remove “Special Trees”. Special Trees are trees that are between 44″ and 99.9″ in circumference. In order to remove trees with this circumference, you much apply for a Special Tree Removal Permit. through the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS). If your tree qualifies as a special tree we will work with you to receive a permit when you contract with our company.
If your tree is greater than 100″ in circumference it is classified as a Heritage Tree. Removal of a Heritage Tree in healthy condition is prohibited.
Know the Diameter at Breast Height of your tree but not the Circumference? Use our DC Tree Calculator.
RTEC’s Tree Removal Washington DC Services
Our Certified Arborists will be able to tell you if you tree is dead/dying and if you need a Tree Removal. If your tree needs to be removed our Arborists will provide you with the best way to remove the tree from your property while adhering to OSHA and ANSI safety standards.
In Washington DC it is very common to come across trees that are close to buildings or utility wires. We specialize in these high tech removals. We have developed and perfected protocols and process that give homeowners the solutions they desire without damaging surrounding structures or wires. Our innovative processes have been recognized by the Tree Care Industry Association and are being implemented nationwide to improve the safety of tree removals in urban environments.
Stump Grinding is the act of grinding down tree stumps that result from tree removal 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.
We Make Sure That Every Tree We Remove Is Recycled into mulch, used as lumber, or crafted into furniture.
Tree Services in Washington, DC Include
- Tree Trimming
- Tree Pruning
- Limb Removal
- Tree Removal
- Stump Grinding
- Plant Health Care
- Emergency Tree Service
- Insect and Disease Control
- Tree Cabling and Bracing
- Root Care
- Tree Preservation