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JACKSTRAW INC

Founded 1970 • Angie's List since November 2008

B Rated | 45 Reviews

Description

Jackstraw owner/operator Robert Appelbaum has over 40 years of experience in the tree care industry. He is the recipient of the Montgomery Village Association Award for community service. He also teaches a class for the City of Gaithersburg and the Montgomery Village Foundation for homeowners who want to learn the correct and easiest ways to take care of their own lawn and landscape. He named the class, "Tricks of the Trade." Robert is the author of a book, Tricks of the Trade, still in the writing stages, about landscaping, tree care, and a multitude of ways, means and methods for weeding, mulching, and easy to understand directions on exactly how, why and when to do these things as well as prune ornamental trees and shrubs. While the subject matter in and of itself is very informative and useful it is enhanced with words of wit and wisdom that makes the book both a memorable and enjoyable reading experience. When it comes to pruning, for example, he writes, "he who pays the mortgage shouldn't have to duck to mow his lawn or step off the sidewalk to get to the front door!"...

Verified Reviews

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C

RATED

09/02/2017

Things went ok in the beginning, but they did no weeding whatsoever, and the weeds came back in my beds with such a vengeance, I had to hire another company to address it. They do not do any fertilizing or weed control, so my grass began to look like a weed bed, so I hired TruGreen to come and fix the weed problems that came up. Jackstraw mowed over a small bush and did knock on the door to tell u...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Regular mowing and yard maintenance.

CATEGORY lawn service, tree service

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08/29/2017

I contacted Jackstraw online. They responded quickly, and gave me an estimated price and time frame. The job was done as they said it would. They were very professional, and the online estimate and payment make it very convenient to work with them. Would hire again and recommend to friends.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I had a cherry tree pruned.

CATEGORY tree service

A

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04/17/2017

Service was great! Made the mistake of using another company one year. Ended calling Jackstraw to finish what was needed. Will never make that mistake again.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Pruning of our trees

CATEGORY tree service

A

RATED

03/20/2017

Excellent work performed by Jackstraw Inc. I will use them again.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Cut a tall silver maple tree and trim a cherry tree.

CATEGORY tree service

A

RATED

06/24/2016

Jackstraw did an awesome job from Chris and Jimmy setting up the service to the crew who removed the trees. Everyone I had dealings with in the company was respectful and courteous at all times. They were a joy to work with. The cost of the service was definitely reasonable. The trees were removed in a professional manner by a crew who obviously knew what they were doing. The yard was cleaned befo...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Removed two large paulownia trees from our back yard

CATEGORY tree service

Services Offered

We offer a wide array of services, including: > Residential and commercial landscape services > Pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs > Weeding, edging and mulching > Mowing, seeding, aerating and dethatching > Leaf removal > Spring and Fall clean up > Pruning and removal of large trees > Stump grinding > Gutter cleaning > Residential snow removal > Bulk trash removal and light hauling > ASK ABOUT OUR NEW YEARLY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM!

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General Information
Licensed
Yes
Bonded
No
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Visa, Check, MasterCard
Senior Discount
10%
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes
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