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P. O. Box 335
Newington, VA 22122


All things trees! Commercial & Residential. Tree pruning/removal. New installs, property assessments, & 24/7 emergency work.  Insured. Estimates are free. 

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It's all in the "Shape, Structure, and Character"...

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With over 20 years of tree work experience we have been through multiple different types of tree problems and solved varied client concerns; whether it be the the simplest problem or extraordinarily complex, we can help you.  Our climbers, grounds men, and estimators are well versed in all situations.  We happily bring all that we have learned to our work and we are proud to help you with any problems or concerns you might be experiencing. 

Our Services:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Tree Service
  • Maintenance Pruning: elevation, dead limbing, shaping, selective pruning, etc.
  • Structural Pruning (corrective pruning)- to restructure previously storm damaged trees and / or weak growth structure.
  • Tree Removal and stump grinding
  • Brush Removal
  • Lot Clearing
  • Full Property Assessments- an in-depth analysis detailing the location and health of all existing trees and shrubbery on the property as well as listing the work recommended (if any) as necessary.


For additional services, don’t hesitate to contact us regarding availability and cost. (Note: Additional services may vary due to season, fuel costs, and other economic factors).

  • Sod Installation (by the pallet)
  • Mulch Installation (by the yard, minimum of 5 yards)
  • Firewood: we are offering quality seasoned Red Oak, White Oak, and Chestnut Oak burning wood.  We will deliver and stack it for you.


* Please know that we do not offer estimates over the phone. So that we can provide our clients with the most accurate cost we must be onsite to evaluate each and every situation in question.

We were extremely pleased with Aspect’s tree removal and trimming serivce. They were very
professional and kept us informed every step of the way. They took extra care to make sure
our dogs were inside beofre starting the work. They thoroughly cleaned up leaving no debris
behind after removing several very large trees and trimming several others. Outstanding
— John and Cammy, Fairfax VA

Lexicon of Techniques

Now, anyone that has been in the tree service industry knows that as we become more proficient in maintaining and caring for trees, terms and their definitions are created to accommodate this greater understanding.  At Aspect Tree Service, Inc., we use common and specific terms to help our clients learn and educate themselves on tree maintenance and proper pruning methods.  To help us explain our services and to give you an idea of what your specific tree work might entail, we offer the following information to further assist you.

Mind you this is not a complete list, but a brief overview to the types of work that we perform on trees.  This list also pertains to Aspect Tree Service, Inc. only, and is not considered a firm and fast glossary adhered to by other tree service companies.

 - for terms that have “**seasonal technique” listed below their definitions, this refers to work that should be done in certain temperatures and/or conditions only.  Each species of tree is different and in keeping with their uniqueness, their needs will differ as well.


Crown Reduction Tree Work.  This is a time and labor intensive method of tree pruning that is often criticized, but can be extremely affective if done properly.  This work should also only be performed by knowledgeable climbers.  If it isn’t done correctly, it can be the demise of a tree.  We do highly recommend crown reductions to clients who live in highly congested areas.  Often times, homes, yards, and common spaces are tightly spaced, and many of the trees that are planted are not the most conducive to this type of surroundings.  In fact, most trees that are mass planted become quite large and can endanger building foundations, plumbing lines, septic and utility lines, etc.  While Aspect Tree Service does indeed perform tree removal, our first initiative is to save the tree where possible.  This is where crown reductions may be the right course of action.  We perform crown reductions to reduce the overall 360o dimension of a tree to control  its height and width.  In addition to controlling the tree’s dimensions, it allows the tree to thrive off of a smaller root system, which in turn protects the plant material as well as the home  or property owner.  Crown reductions guard a tree against wind shear, potential storm damage, and from overgrowing their existing surroundings.  We also perform this work to restructure an already damaged tree, or on trees that have grown improperly or lacks a strong confirmation.

** seasonal technique.

Figure 1. Cherry Tree Prior to Crown Reduction. As you can see, this tree has become too large for its surroundings.    

Figure 1. Cherry Tree Prior to Crown Reduction. As you can see, this tree has become too large for its surroundings.

Figure 2. Cherry Tree After Crown Reduction. Once the crown is appropriately elevated, the tree fits nicely into its surroundings.

Figure 2. Cherry Tree After Crown Reduction. Once the crown is appropriately elevated, the tree fits nicely into its surroundings.


Figure 3. A second example of a Bradford Pear tree after a proper Crown Reduction  
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Figure 3. A second example of a Bradford Pear tree after a proper Crown Reduction

Dead Limbing Tree Work.  As the name implies, we comb through the tree to remove dead limbs.  Dead limbing can be performed on any species and can be done year around (excluding Evergreen trees).  Dead limbing Evergreens must be performed in the cooler months.  When this technique is done effectively, it reduces the liability of the tree in question and creates a clean aesthetically pleasing appearance.  When being bid out, we will use the verbiage, 1 inch in caliber and larger, or 2 inches in caliber and larger, etc.  This terminology refers to the class level of tree work we are performing and typically the class level is determined by the species of the tree. 

 Class one is the dead limbing and sucker growth pruning of trees with limbs 1 inch in caliber and larger.

Class two is the dead limbing and sucker growth pruning of trees with limbs 2 inch in caliber and larger.

Class three is the dead limbing and sucker growth pruning of trees with limbs 3 inch in caliber and larger.

 ** seasonal technique (Evergreen trees only)


Elevation Tree Work.  As the name might indicate, we elevate trees to lift their crown.  We perform elevation work on trees in situations where we need to lift the lowest limb, such as elevating the level over sidewalks so that pedestrians can easily pass beneath the tree without hitting their head on branches.  Elevation work is also great for creating a uniform look and enhancing curb appeal.


Pruning Tree Work.  In general, the term pruning has been loosely used to describe any manner of cutting on a tree.  We typically use the term to indicate that trees be removed off of homes, parking lots, buildings, light fixtures, fencing, etc.  In other words, we cut them to make them more suitable for their surroundings, or to improve safety concerns.  One such safety concern might be to prune a tree to keep it from blocking the view of a stop sign so that it is easily visible to oncoming traffic and walking pedestrians.   


Selective Pruning Tree Work  This is a process in which the climber chooses specific limbs to be removed for the express purpose of reducing unproductive and erratic growth limb structure patterns.  This technique is not an invasive process and produces a very natrWe perform this process primarily on deciduous tree species that have prior storm damage or poor limb structure.


Shaping  This technique is performed on evergreen trees and is based upon client requests and specifications.  Shaping removes outside limbs to create the desired symmetrical and round shape, and is very similar to trimming hedges.

** seasonal technique.


Stump Grinding.  We grind out stumps in preparation of tree replacements and/or if they are trip hazards in high profile areas (and for aesthetic purposes).  The stump is actually reduced to mulch and if done properly, the place where the stump once existed should be flush with the surrounding grade level.  This will allow for sod or seed installation.  In some locations, stump grinding might not always be possible.


Sucker Growth Tree Work.  Sucker growth removal allows the tree to redistribute its resources, permitting its resources to be better used in ways that are more effective in maintaining its limb structure and promoting new growth.  This work acts as preventive maintenance against wind shear and enables greater filtered sunlight to lower turf areas and/or plant material.  The process itself involves removal of the smaller foliage, thus creating a manicured clean appearance. 


Thinning Tree Work  Trees are thinned to increase sunlight filtration, to lower turf areas, and to promote foliage output.  Since thinning focuses on a tree’s current limb structure, the technique is aimed at reducing the potential for wind shear. 

** seasonal technique.


Tree Removal.  We typically refer to tree removal in our proposals as “take down” or “remove”, depending on the situation.  Our climbers perform tree removal the old fashioned way; we climb the tree in question and take it down section by section.  When a trees starts to uproot, or has completely come out of the ground and is on its side, climbing it is no longer necessary and we will simply section the tree and remove it and the stump.