Garcias General Contractors for Residential, Commercial, Government and Industrial

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We are a very competitive, low overhead, American owned & operated General Contractor corporation.

We have been serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia  since 1989. Offering tree trimming, pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, crane services and general contractor services.

                        We have now expanded our business to North Carolina (view our NC website)

we now provide service to Charlotte and the Surrounding Areas: Huntersville, Indian Trail, Mecklenburg County and Mount Holly

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Main Office: 17437 Mill Branch Pl.,

               Bowie MD, 20716


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Emergency Services Only


North Carolina- Branch:

10130 Mallard Creek Rd

Ste 300, Charlotte, NC 28262


Phone number 704.826.7010

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Fax number: 301.576.4413

Gaithersburg, Maryland- Branch:

8800 Emory Grove Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Phone number: 301.519.1209

Fax number: 301.576.4413


Tree trimming, synonymous with tree pruning, involves intentional and selective cutting of branches to achieve specific results. Some objectives include pruning to eliminate structural defects, to eliminate decay, for more sunshine on the yard, to make it easier to walk under the tree, for a better view, to make the tree more resistant to weather events, for more fruit, etc.


Generally, trees are trimmed to make the trees safer to live around, or to correct a defect. Here is a list of some of the more common defects pruning can help correct:


• Co-dominant stems

• Branch crossovers

• Broken, dead, diseased or deformed branches

• Trees spaced too close together

• Crown too dense

• Tree mis-shaped

• Storm damage

• Tree leaning excessively over home

• Branches blocking a view

• Too much weight on the end of a branch

• One branch too large in relation to the tree


Pruning a tree's dead branches can help prevent branches from falling on your home, but it also reduces the risk of decay from the dead branch migrating into the live wood.


How to prune


Generally smaller cuts made more frequently are better than larger cuts made infrequently. The standard covers where on the branch to make the cut, how much of the tree to cut and prohibits the use of climbing spikes by the tree trimmer.


When to prune


Some trees have unique criteria to be considered when pruning so it’s important to identify the species of tree prior to pruning. We can offer some general seasonal tips about tree trimming.

• Spring: Trim flowering trees soon after blossoms fall

• Summer: Minimize pruning, but dead wood prune

• Fall: Dead wood, smaller live cuts

• Winter: Best time to trim most trees, especially if you need to make larger cuts




"I have used 5 or 6 different tree services and Garcia's is not only the best quality work, it is always the most reasonably priced. They are the only tree service I use now!"

Michael Beard

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