Tree Trimming Service: Which Is The Best Company Near Me?

Finding a professional trimming service will keep your home safe and your property looking great.

Old, overgrown, or damaged trees and shrubs can cause costly damage to your home and increase the threat of fires, pest diseases, and additional damages to your home. Similarly, young trees may need extra care to help them thrive, while consistent maintenance will help maintain the integrity of trees before storm damage occurs.

Are you interested in hiring a professional tree trimming service company? Keep reading to learn more about what makes a good tree care service company.

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The most important aspect of tree trimming is finding a tree service company that prioritizes the safety of its employees and customers.

There are so many issues that can come up during a tree trimming service. People may get hit by falling tree limbs, a tree may fall onto the roof of your home, and workers may be injured from the tree trimming equipment or from falling from high places. Another big risk that comes from pruning branches near live wires is electrocution.

To ensure the safety of the people working on your home, make sure the company you choose to trim your trees wear protective gear and comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Tree Trimming Service Credentials

For many people working in tree trimming or pruning service, it is required that they have certain certifications. For example, the International Society of Arboriculture offers certifications for Arborists. By finding a Certified Arborist, you will have peace of mind knowing that they are qualified professionals.

There are other training courses available through organizations such as the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). These types of courses teach students about tree-care, worker safety and injury prevention, and the use of tree trimming equipment. 

Tree trimmers go through hours and hours of training to learn proper cut. Improper cuts, pruning too much, or pruning the wrong branches can do long term damage to your tree. This could stunt tree growth and lead to disease or pest infestations which could cost thousands of dollars to fix.


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RTEC Treecare was the first accredited tree service company in Virginia!

Before you hire a tree service company to trim your trees, it may be beneficial for you to do some research with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). This will help you identify accredited businesses and find a professional and reputable tree trimming service you can rely on.

You may also find any complaints from previous customers, which could save you from having a similar bad experience with a tree service company.


It is often required that a tree trimming contractor has insurance to cover any injuries to their crew or damage to property. However, not all tree trimming companies will have the same kind of insurance or the same amount of coverage.

You need to make sure that the company you hire has the required liability and workers’ compensation insurance. If they don’t, they may not be able to pay for accidental or negligent damage done to your home. Making sure the company has proper insurance will also prevent you from being held responsible for any injuries that occur on your property. 

Appropriate Tree Trimming Service Cost

Some common questions about tree trimming services are, “How much does it cost to cut down a tree? Do tree services charge per hour?” Learning more about the price of a tree trimming service is important before you decide on a tree trimming company.

Typically, the cost of a tree trimming service will differ depending on: crown spread, accessibility, tree’s diameter at breast height (dbh), and maintenance history.

It is important that you don’t just find the cheapest company to trim your trees. When it comes to tree services, you get what you pay for. Make sure you do your research about potential tree trimming companies and learn about their price breakdown.

Compare Apples to Apples

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If you are receiving multiple service bids, you may come across a much cheaper quote than the rest. It’s tempting to automatically go with the cheaper company, but that may be a mistake. Typically when one company comes in dramatically lower than others it means they are quoting you with a different service.

Be sure to avoid vague estimates like “Pruning Cuts – $700.” Instead, ask your Certified Arborist what type of tree pruning techniques they are quoting you for and have them explain what types of branches will be removed in the pruning service.

As tree service experts, we choose to invest in the best technology, tools, and training so we can provide our clients with the best long-term solutions. We provide tree trimming service throughout the DC Metro Area including Montgomery County Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.

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Types of Trimming Services

In the Arboriculture industry, there are more than seven types of pruning services. Each of these services require a different number of branches to be removed. Companies with more expensive quotes may be quoting you for an intensive all-around maintenance tree trimming; whereas the cheaper company may be quoting you for a light touch-up trimming.

A knowledgeable Certified Arborist will make sure they trim your trees professionally and in a way that enhances the growth of your trees. 

AT RTEC Treecare, we provide a series of tree trimming services, including:

  • Weight reduction pruning
  • Maintenance pruning
  • Vista pruning
  • Crown reduction
  • Formative pruning
  • Hazard reduction
  • Crown raising
  • Cut back pruning
  • Fine tree trimming

All of these services provide a multitude of benefits to your landscape.

When it’s time to prune your trees, we will chip the wood, remove it from your property and make sure to clean up after ourselves so you don’t come home to a messy yard.

Find Certified Arborists in Virginia, Maryland, and DC!

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If you are ready to find a Certified Arborist to take care of your tree trimming service, RTEC Treecare can help! Our professional Certified Arborists and tree trimmers will help you with any tree services you need.

We are affiliated with the Tree Care Industry Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Fairfax County Green Business Partners, and we will make sure our clients are completely satisfied with their service.

We Do Tree Trimming The Right Way

There are many tree service companies that use outdated techniques that actually damage your trees. Unlike those companies, we make sure to abide by proper pruning techniques set forth by the Tree Care Industry Association, International Society of Arboriculture, and the American National Standards Institute. Our pruning services maximize the health and safety of your tree.

  • We do NOT use climbing spikes to prune trees
  • Our company does NOT top trees
  • We do NOT perform lion’s tailing
  • Our company DOES follow ANSI A300 Standards
  • We DO employee highly trained tree trimmers

Meet with one of our Certified Arborists and get a free tree trimming service quote by reserving an appointment online or by calling us at 703-573-3029.

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