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Tree Removal Service Near Me: What to Do When Tree Roots Encroach on Your Home

You want your home to look so stunning that it makes the neighborhood talk. And to your knowledge, you have accomplished just that. Your yard boasts a verdant lawn, lush flowerbeds, and a group of gorgeous, mature t...

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Tree Removal Near Me: Why You Should Hire a Tree Removal Company

1. Don’t risk getting hurt
2. Avoid damage to your home
3. Ensure your trees are well-maintained
4. Remove damage from storms and natural disasters
5. Remove debris effectively

Trees are beautiful, and they are great ways ...

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Fairfax Tree Removal: 7 Questions to Ask Tree Service Companies Before Hiring Them

1. How long has the tree removal company been in business?
2. Can they provide a certificate of insurance with adequate coverage?
3. Do they have a list of references or reviews, or can you verify their experi...

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Fairfax County Tree Removal: A landscaping project is always a great way to spruce up your front and back yard or add onto your house with things like a patio or deck. However, sometimes these projects require a little bit of necessary evil in the form of tree removal.

Tree removal for some m...

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Tree Removal Fairfax VA: Now that your tree has been removed, what are you going to do with the stump? You may not want to leave it in your yard. Tree stumps can become infected with fungi that can spread to your healthy trees, and they make good homes for nuisance pests.

Stump grinding is a c...

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Tree Removal: Felling is the process of cutting down a standing tree. A lot of thought goes into tree felling, since people (or vehicles or structures) can be crushed if the direction of the fall is miscalculated.

Before felling a tree, a professional will assess the surroundings to see if the...

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Is spring a good time for tree removal?

Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s a good idea to look around and see what’s not. Some trees take longer to show signs of regrowth, but if there’s one not showing any signs of life it may be time to consider spring tree removal.

It’s easier to rem...

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Arborist Near Me: Tree Removal Methods

There are several different tree removal methods. One method may be best for a tree over houses, while another is best suited for a tree in an open field. Factors such as available space to lower debris, surrounding structures and objects, and the tree’s cu...

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Fairfax Tree Service: Professional Tree Removal Guide

Tree removal is normally a last resort for tree care companies, but it is sometimes an unavoidable part of homeownership. While you work hard to keep your trees happy and healthy, there are certain situations where the only alternative is to ...

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Testimonials

7 months ago
I had a tree blown over in a summer thunderstorm and called these guys for emergency tree removal. They came out right away and got the job done quickly. Definitely impressed and will call again when needed.
- Troy T
3 years ago
I shopped around and contacted about dozen other tree companies in Fairfax. Genesis Tree Service was great. Fair price, very professional, and great communication. Many of the large tree limbs they removed were overhanging my house. The crew knew what they were doing, plus they worked quickly and safely. I highly recommend them!
- Gregg M
3 years ago
I called and received an on-site assessment of tree damage that occurred from a storm on the same day that I called. Pedro was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the trees on my property. I will certainly call Genesis Tree Service again in the future.
- Rebecca C

Fairfax Tree Trimming & Tree Removal

Hiring a professional tree service to handle tree care in your Fairfax, Virginia yard is always a good idea when you are not a tree expert. While it may seem like simple manual labor, a lot of skill goes into providing proper tree care – something that the average homeowner may not have. 

However, even with the myriad of tree companies out there, it's worth noting the tree service industry has its fair share of fly-by-night crooks, con artists and companies that produce questionable results. Taking the time to ensure you are working with legitimate professionals will go a long way in protecting your interests and ensuring you get value for your money.

Is the tree contractor legitimate? 
 
Since you’ve decided to hire expert tree services, you don’t want to fall prey to anyone that just bought a chainsaw and put an ad in the paper claiming to be an expert. 

Tree work is very dangerous and requires trained, skilled professionals that have the proper safety and rigging gear. As such, request for a copy of the company’s business license just to be sure. 

More importantly, the tree service company should have current liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. To avoid getting a fraudulent copy, the insurance certificate should be sent from the tree company’s insurance agency. 

Note that you may be held liable if you work with a company without proper insurance in case an accident occurs. This will mean paying for repairs to your own Fairfax property and any injuries that resulted from the accident. 

What is the company’s reputation? 
 
With online reviews readily available, there is no excuse to not take the time and find out what kind of reputation a tree company has. Positive online reviews from a variety of reliable sites are a good place to start. 

If you need further assurance, ask for references, particularly for expensive projects. In addition, find out whether the company is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) – a sure indication that the contractor is reliable. While companies that do not belong to the BBB may still offer proper services, find out why they are not members. There may have been a lot of complaints on their record that caused them to be expelled.

What are their prices? 
 
If the tree service prices sound too good to be true, they probably are. While it is natural to want the best bargain, a Fairfax arborist that gives you very low prices may only be doing so because they lack experience, proper certification or insurance, or they only intend to complete a portion of the project. 

A price that is too high would also be unfair to you. If you are not sure whether a price is too high or too low, you can always ask for estimates from three or more companies and get a sense of what would be reasonable. 

Remember to always protect yourself by making sure the estimates are in writing. Genesis Tree Service of Fairfax always provides written quotes for tree service work.

When drawing your comparisons, be sure that the details match up on what is actually being offered. For instance, a tree removal contractor that cuts down a tree in small sections will likely be more expensive than one that just fells the tree. Although felling a tree requires less time and effort, it could cause more damage to your property, which is why that type of service is usually cheaper.

Avoid common scams 

As a rule, never pay for tree work until the job is done and you are completely satisfied. 

There have been many instances of Fairfax VA homeowners paying for a project upfront and then never hearing from the crew again. Since no materials are furnished for performing tree work, a professional should never ask for money upfront. Genesis Tree Service only bills after the agreed upon work has been completed.

Another common scam seen in Fairfax Virginia comes in the form of door-to-door contractors. This is a risk you should not take, particularly for large projects. Door-to-door contractors are in many cases con artists who travel from town to town and prey on homeowners, particularly seniors. 

In addition, con-artists often come out in droves following severe storms or when there is high demand for emergency tree trimming and removal services. Remember the Derecho that tore through Fairfax in 2012? 

While it may be necessary to hire a tree service that is passing by to get rid of the tree lying on your house, do not pay upfront and make sure the charges are reasonable. 

Tree work can be done safely, efficiently and at a really good price if done by a well-equipped, experienced and professional tree service provider. 

Genesis Tree Service of Fairfax is a team of tree care specialists with impeccable reputation in the central and northern Virginia region for consistently providing professional services to Fairfax VA property owners. Contact us today for your free estimate!

We provide the following tree care services:
  • Tree Trimming & Pruning
  • Tree Removal
  • Storm Clean Up
  • Land Clearing
  • Stump Grinding
  • Emergency Tree Cutting

We service the following Fairfax County locations:
  • Fairfax City
  • Merrifield
  • Oakton
  • Vienna

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