Jackstraw, Inc.

4.73 |106 Verified Ratings
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Jackstraw, Inc.

4.73 | 106 Verified Ratings
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202-730-1943

8921 Watkins Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
 
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Jackstraw, Inc.


We go out on a limb for you! Peace of mind is what we sell.

Jackstraw Inc, are the experts when it comes to residential tree trimming and removal. We have built our reputation on honor, quality work, responsiveness, and attention to detail. The record snow fall for the winter of 2010 has caused wide spread damage to white pines, leyland cypress, arbor vita, juniper and many smaller foundation shrubs. Pruning restoration is one of our specialties. Don't be in too much of a hurry to cut them down. We know how to restore most of these damaged trees and shrubs to be well recovered in one growing season. Our regular customers had very little tree or shrub damage because they trusted us to "storm proof" and "lower the sails" by reducing weight and wind resistandce in an artful way. The estimate and advice are free of charge. We know that you want the outside of your home to make a nice statement, that you don't want to waste your money, and that you want peace of mind knowing that your home and landscape are safe. jackstrawinc.com

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Service Area

  • Gaithersburg
  • Germantown
  • Rockville
  • Damascus
  • Derwood

Services Offered

Designers & Decorators
Lawn & Garden Care
Tree Service

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree Trimming and Removal
  • Custom Pruning of large ornamental shrubs and trees of any size
  • Stump Grinding and Fire Wood Splitting
  • Tree and shrub restorations from snow and storm damage
  • Shrub Bed Edging, weeding, mulching, turf aeration and dethatching

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranty Description: One year from date of installation. You must water as directed. Replacements will one third original price to offset labor & fuel to do so.
  • Bilingual

Credentials

In Business Since: 1970
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Tree Care Industry of America
  • Maryland Arborist Association
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

I teach a class for the City of Gaithersburg and the Montgomery Village Foundation two times a year. Called

Jackstraw, Inc. has been the sole sponsor of the Montgomery Village Foundation's Summer Concert Series.

I teach "Tricks of the Trade" to homeowners in private sessions at their homes.

Jackstraw, Inc. works closely with some of the HOAs in Montgomery Village both as a contractor and as a consultant.

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I love being outside and working with my customers in a collaboration that creates a low maintenance, safe, easy to live with outdoor room to enjoy..

I love working in trees and landscaping because my work has become what I call Reality Painting. There is no canvas, no oil and no brush. When pruning or removing trees, it is what you don't see after completion that counts. The trees and landscaping are a virtual painting which homeowners can enjoy both from the comfort of their family room or as they walk around the yard. To me, the trees and shrbs are large pieces of furnature in an outdoor room and should look as good as I'm sure the inside of the house looks..

We started in this industry in 1970.

We describe our business as Rooted in the community

What makes Jackstraw, Inc. (JSI) so successful?

Our commitment to my belief that JSI should conduct itself with the same degree of honor, ethics and social responsibility to which I hold myself.

 
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5.0   |  
Review by in Montgomery Village, MD
Project: Trim or Remove Trees and Shrubs
My house was hit by an 80 foot oak tree on 2 March 18 around noon. I called Bob Applebaum around 1:30pm and he had an emergency crew at my house within an hour. I can't say enough about how responsive JackStraw was and how professionally they handled a very messy situation. They came back the next morning and finished cutting up the tree and removing it from the house. Enrique was a champion! I have used JackStraw before and I would highly recommend them in any situation for your tree needs.
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0.5   |  04-29-2016
Review by a homeowner in Germantown, MD
Project: Trim Trees
Cut down wrong tree
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5.0   |  
Review by in Germantown, MD
Pull up two hollies and apply soil amendment to the front left lot line and the front beds. Plant ground covers: phlox, periwinkle and plumbago, in the front beds at right and left of the front door, along front left lot line and around crape mrytles trees. Install flagstone walkway Plant Install dwarf Alberta spruce and landscaping. Cut back the climbing rose at the left of the front door and transplant to a new location. Transplant Japanese holly from the right of the front door to the front left lot line. Transplant bulbs at the right and left of the front door to go around the two crape myrtle trees in the front yard. Install five firepower nandinas to be planted to the right of the front door.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Damascus, MD
They were very knowledgeable.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Germantown, MD
Project: Trim Trees
They did a great job. I wish I had hire them the first time, their name came up on the list from Homeadvisor.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Montgomery Village, MD
Project: Remove Trees
Arrived on time. Cleaned up. Professional staff. Attended to business
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4.0   |  
Review by in Derwood, MD
Project: Trim or Remove Shrubs
They were polite and professional. The project was completed the same day, which I doubted could be done.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Montgomery Village, MD
Project: Trim Trees
The work was done in a timely and professional manner.
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3.0   |  
Review by in Germantown, MD
There was a lack of communication on both of our parts. However the general manager did come and provide a few answers and was willing to fix the issue which helped
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5.0   |  
Review by in Montgomery Village, MD
Project: Trim or Remove Trees and Shrubs
Excellent people to work with and they know what they are doing. I had a large job done and it went great. They helped me preserve my trees and probably saved my house. From the estimate through the rigging and cutting to the cleanup, you can see that they are professional and care about doing it right. They transformed my outdoor space!
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