Tree Services

Tree Care

Tree Care

Here at Leaf & Limb Tree Service we offer tree care services. Clients often ask us, “What exactly is tree care?” Stated simply, the goal of tree care is to maintain or improve the structure, appearance, vitality, and safety of your trees. With tree care, we look for ways to fix, preserve, and increase the health of your trees rather than removing them. Our ISA Certified Arborists use their knowledge of tree biology...
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Tree Removal & Tree Cutting

Tree Removal & Tree Cutting

Tree removal is perhaps the most dangerous aspect of the arboriculture industry. It requires a great deal of training and years of experience. Most importantly, it requires strict adherence to all industry safety standards. Here at Leaf & Limb Tree Service we are highly trained in the practice of tree cutting and removal. We have the...
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Tree Trimming & Tree Pruning

Tree Trimming & Tree Pruning

Pruning and trimming, when executed correctly, can offer a variety of benefits to trees that include improved health and appearance, increased strength resulting in less risk of stem and branch breakage, enhanced views, and increased flowering. When done incorrectly, however, trimming and pruning can cause significant tree stress, weakened structure, increased susceptibility to infection, and even...
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Soil Care & Tree Fertilization

Soil Care & Tree Fertilization

Did you know that nearly 80% of all landscape tree problems originate below ground? In order to thrive, trees must have healthy soil in which to grow. Healthy soil means having the right balance of air, water, micronutrients, macronutrients, and organic matter. In addition, proper soil pH is critical. If the pH is wrong, a tree cannot absorb vital nutrients, even if they are readily....
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Tree Root Care

Tree Root Care

Many tree services focus on the canopy of a tree but overlook the fact that its root system needs care as well. As a matter of fact, issues with roots, soil, and water contribute to nearly 80% of all landscape tree problems. The roots are vital to the health and longevity of a tree. Once the root system is compromised, the majority of the tree will undergo decline that ranges from moderate...
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Tree Planting, Shrub & Bush Planting

Tree Planting, Shrub & Bush Planting

Proper tree planting requires extensive knowledge, careful planning, and correct execution. Planting is far more complex than simply digging a hole and putting a tree in that hole. Mistakes made during the planting process will have long-term and far-reaching negative effects on the tree itself and on anything within its vicinity. Mistakes may also result in wasted money spent on removing the tree when it dies. ...
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Tree Pest & Insect Management

Tree Pest & Insect Management

Good health is a tree’s first and strongest line of defense against pests. Trees that are under stress or in decline due to any number of factors are more susceptible to insect attack. As such, we strongly encourage proactively increasing the overall health of a tree as a means of preventing pest attacks before they happen. With this increased health, a tree is often able to naturally defend itself...
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Tree Disease Management

Tree Disease Management

Excellent health is a tree’s strongest defense against disease and infection. Trees that are in decline, under stress, or troubled by adverse growing conditions are more susceptible to disease than they would be if they were healthy. This concept is very similar to the human immune system – a healthy immune system allows us to more effectively fend off sickness. It is for this reason that we highly recommend proactively...
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Stump Removal & Stump Grinding

Stump Removal & Stump Grinding

Tree stumps look unsightly, attract unwanted pests such as ants and termites, obstruct lawnmowers, and can even be hazardous. Here at Leaf & Limb Tree Service we offer stump removal and stump grinding services for clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and other areas of the Triangle in NC. We have the equipment necessary to remove virtually any stump, no matter its size or location...
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Tree Lightning Protection

Tree Lightning Protection

Lightning is the greatest natural destroyer of property. North Carolina has the second highest number of lightning strikes in the country every year, second only to Florida. When lightning strikes a tree, it creates a path along which it boils sap, explodes cells, splinters wood, strips the bark off, and passes through the tree’s root system into the ground. These strikes can cause immediate tree death, or cause...
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Tree Cabling & Tree Bracing

Tree Cabling & Tree Bracing

Unfortunately, trees often grow with structural defects that if left untreated, may result in splitting or trunk failure that could cause injury or property damage. These high-risk defects can be mitigated by tree cabling, tree bracing, or both. These systems use supplemental support structures to strengthen individual branches or entire trees. At Leaf & Limb Tree Service, we are well trained at...
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Tree Evaluation & Tree Monitoring

Tree Evaluation & Tree Monitoring

Often physical evidence of tree decline does not appear until an underlying issue has already progressed to its later stages. At this point, it may be too late to save the tree. But by examining, evaluating, and monitoring trees before they show outward signs of decline, we can often identify and correct tree problems at an early stage. Prevention is the most effective means of maintaining healthy trees and avoiding...
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Tree Mulching

Tree Mulching

Mulch placed over the soil around the base of a tree helps maintain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and minimize competition from other vegetation such as grass or weeds. It helps improve soil conditions over time by increasing aeration, improving structure, and restoring nutrient levels. Mulch also reduces the chance of a tree being damaged by a weed whacker or lawn mower, since there is no...
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Brush Clearing, Cutting, and Removal

Brush Clearing, Cutting, and Removal

Clearing, cutting, and removing brush, such as weeds, small trees, briers, poison ivy, any other undesirable growth, can be very time consuming and difficult. This is generally a task most people do not want to tackle on their own. At Leaf & Limb Tree Service we have the resources and equipment to handle this kind of project, especially in conjunction with tree removal...
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Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency Tree Removal

Leaf & Limb Tree Service offers emergency tree removal and extraction services. North Carolina experiences a wide variety of damaging weather from hurricanes to tornadoes and severe thunderstorms to ice storms. Trees are very susceptible to this extreme weather. Having a tree fall down in your yard, on your car, or on your business during a storm can be a very harrowing...
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Free Wood Chips

Free Wood Chips

During tree removal, trimming, and pruning, we shred everything except the log into wood chips, creating 100% organic mulch. We have large wood chipping machines that cut limbs into small shredded pieces, which creates nutrient-rich mulch that can be used as cover around plants, flowerbeds, trees, along the bottom of outdoor dog pens, and as yard decoration. Best of all, we offer our wood chips with...
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