Shield Your Trees From The Chill

Winter Protection Program: Winters in the DC area have become colder and stormier in the past couple of years. It has gotten to the point where the harsh winters have taken a toll on trees and shrubs.  Because of this, intervention is necessary to keep our landscapes thriving.

About RTEC’s Winter Protection Program:

  • Combats the stress put on trees and shrubs (especially evergreens) during the harsh winter season. The program
  • Includes a combination of Bio-Stimulant, Tree Growth Regulator, and Anti-Desiccant applications applied throughout the fall and winter season (combinations vary by tree species and landscape needs) .
  • Includes monitoring visits to determine the needs of the property.

Without A Winter Protection Program Homeowners can expect to see the winter stress symptoms listed below:

Canopy Decline

Canopy dieback

Salt Damage On Evergreen Shrubs

Salt damage



snow broken branches

Broken limbs

Tree Fell On House

Falling trees


wind burn



Bark discoloration

Japanese Beetle

Insect infestations & diseases

RTEC’s Winter Protection Program combats the winter stress symptoms above as well as providing the added benefits listed below. winter damage

  • Prune Less Often
  • Improve resistance to environmental stress such as extreme temperatures, poor soil, drought, & flooding.
  • Keep trees from encroaching on structures & power lines
  • Lower maintenance costs: reduce related pruning, watering, and fertilizer costs.
  • Enhance root and foliage development
  • Improve tree’s ability to recover from disease & insect damage
  • Decrease tree’s susceptibility  to diseases & insects


Pricing depends on the volume of trees/shrubs, species susceptibility to winter stress, and the history of winter health issues on your property. Schedule a consultation with a certified arborist to find out what your customized winter protection program would look like.

We believe the best intervention is prevention.

Guarantee the health and beauty of the ornamental plants on your property; protect them from insects, disease, harsh weather conditions, over- or under-watering, soil compaction, and other stressors.
Designed by our certified arborists and tree service experts to provide the best ongoing, proactive, expert care for your trees and shrubs.
Once you’ve put your plant health care needs in our hands, you can relax. If any issues arise, we will spot them and either take care of them on the spot or schedule additional service.
EAB injections | Tree Growth Regulators | Intensive fungicide programs | Aphid/honeydew control | Borer treatment plans for mature trees | Bio-Stimulants for mature trees | Winter Protection Program

What Clients Say About Us

Once again, RTEC has done a great job. The team showed up right on time and performed all the work that we agreed to. They coordinated with us and made recommendations concerning ongoing support for our trees. They thoroughly cleaned up the debris and left our yard in pristine condition. WELL DONE.
Kenton Morgan
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 Bruns
Very professional review of our requirements and an accurate estimate. Showed up on time and were finished quickly. Cleaned up all of the debris and sawdust. Great job all around.
Grey Burkhart
Very good work while ensuring that I was aware of status of my work order and planned completion.
Jerry Haggin