THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY THAT SERVICES HOMES IS NOT THE DIVISION CONTRACTED BY CITIES. The low ratings and complaints you see on Kudzu relate to city-contracted work. Our whole family has used Davey Tree for decades. Their work and work ethic is excellent. The crew are polite and knowledgeable. The new District Manager, Scott Swearinger, is smart, experienced, as honest as the day is long, and a large tree expert. We recently had a 20 ton fig tree removed from our back yard. The huge tree sprawled over two back yards, both had telephone and power lines running through. It took a little more than four days to remove and haul away this behemoth. The result was zero damage and both yards cleaned up every day plus a very reasonable price. Also, if you refer Davey to friends and family, you'll receive 10% off your next contract.
Posted: 5/03/2013 • Link to this review
DON'T EVER USE THESE GUYS! This company was contracted out by the city of Carlsbad and SDG & E to remove three liquid amber trees in the front of our property. Without warning they cut 2 of them down with my truck underneath them. They dented my front passenger door badly. The next day when they came to cut the second one down my wife called them on it and they denied it. They said they didn't cut the third one down because it was under my truck but my pictures show the dent directly in line with the stump of the middle tree. What kind of idiot chops down a 30 ft. tree with a truck underneath it? Davey Tree and Shrub. They said they are putting together an investigation and will let us know next week. What's to investigate. You cut a tree down with my truck under it and dented it. Case closed. Morons. Oh yeah, and they left wood chips everywhere. Even in my neighbors brand new mulch.
Posted: 12/28/2012 • Link to this review
Davey was sent by SDG&E to trim a tree on our property. All our trees had been professionally trimmed a few months ago, but they said they had orders & immediately began cutting on a small tree. When we objected, they cut a large chunk out of the middle of the tree & left. No attempt was made to shape the tree & it looks terrible. I don't know if they did it for spite, or if the cutter was just incompetent, but I certainly will not take a chance on them when we hire a service for our next tree trim.
Posted: 2/05/2010 • Link to this review
This is a completely professional, yet friendly group. Everything they did was explained and they were open to questions during the total process of pruning a huge pine tree. This crew really works - no lounging around. They arrived on time, and got right to work up in the tree. Bundles of branches were carried each trip out to the truck - none of the one small branch in each hand stuff. My special plants were protected from falling branches, and clean-up was excellent. This tree pruning was a very large job, and it was done beautifully and at a reasonable rate. I will be using Davey Tree for the next project I have, and strongly recommend the firm.
Posted: 12/22/2008 • Link to this review
Davey Tree did a great job. I had a steep hill with four huge diseased oleander and some smaller ones, along with a very large pepper tree and podocarpus that needed shaping badly and had lots of dead branches. Adam & Ed were very professional and did a fabulous job. Everything was immaculate afterwards. I was very pleased that they were able to remove the large diseased oleander and still save all of my bougenvellia that was a canope on top. They were extremely friendly and we enjoyed their conversations. I would highly recommend Davey Tree and will only use them in the future. Thank you. Deb & Jim
Posted: 11/18/2008 • Link to this review
We had Davey Tree remove 4 enormous sycamores that were causing damage to concrete, sprinklers, lawns, and drains. They were courteous and professional. From our initial use of the website and our phone call to the inspection and estimate to the final removal, everything was excellent. Our questions were answered with clear advice. Our concerns were heard. For example, we considered removing a 5th tree and some extra roots, but the Davey Tree Field Representative explained that the damage to sod and shrubbery wouldn't be worth it. The work was done meticulously with protection of our surrounding landscape. There was absolutely no mess left, including no oil spots left on the street or sidewalks. The cost was higher than some smaller operations, but it was certainly worth it. A+!
Posted: 10/17/2008 • Last edited: 10/18/2008 • Link to this review
Our canary island palm and pepper tree were trimmed to perfection! Everyone in the company was courteous, on time, and a nice surprise... very tidy. They cleaned everything up...we are very pleased. Colin and his crew rocks!
Posted: 7/26/2008 • Link to this review
They are a fantastic service! We have used Davey in the past and always happy with the results. The two man crew on July 22 had 6 palm trees trimmed and "slicked" in less than 2 hours. They were on time, and left the area around the palm trees cleaner than when they arrived. Great job!
Posted: 7/23/2008 • Last edited: 7/28/2008 • Link to this review
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