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Proper Care for Newly Planted Trees

Follow these basic steps about watering, mulching, pruning, fertilizer, and more to ensure that your trees have a strong foundation for a long, healthy life....

8 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Tree When Planting

Planting is not as simple as just digging a hole. Avoid these 8 behaviors to ensure that your tree will be happy and healthy...

Drop that Rake! Why Leaving the Leaves is Vital to Your Plant's Health

Leaves provide many benefits and they even offset some harmful behaviors. Here are just a few reasons to leave your leaves.

Save Time This Fall: Leave Your Leaves

Three ways to use leaves to benefit your trees and shrubs.

Video | How To: The Fundamentals Of Watering

Watch this video for some basic tips on how to best water your trees and shrubs.

Video | The Fundamentals of Mulch: Proper Care, Installation, and Selection

Watch this video for some basic tips on how to select, install, and care for mulch.

Too Many Choices: Which Mulch or Weed Barrier Should I Choose?

The towering mulch shelves at any home improvement store can be overwhelming. So which one is right for your trees and shrubs?

When Good Mulch Goes Bad

Mulch is key way to keeping trees healthy, but only if it is in good shape.

How To: The Fundamentals of Mulch Installation

Follow these basic steps to ensure that mulch is installed properly.

Five Ways to Spot a Thirsty Tree or Shrub

How can you really tell if your plants need water? Here are a few tips and tools you can use to be sure your...

Soaker Hoses, Irrigation Systems, and Treegators, Oh My!

3 ways to set your watering to autopilot.

Drought Resistant Trees

Our Treecologists selected a few of their favorite hardy trees.

How To: The Fundamentals of Watering

Follow these basic steps to keep your trees and shrubs healthy.

The Joy of Planting Native Trees in Durham, North Carolina

Leaf & Limb employees planting trees during Arbor Day at Durham Central Park.

Crepe Myrtle Pruning Class and Demonstration

A Tale of Love, Murder, and Proper Pruning

Brightening Up Neighborhoods Across Durham

Leaf & Limb employees volunteered to plant trees in neighborhoods across Durham, NC.

Changing lives one seed at a time in Durham

Changing lives one seed at a time in Durham

Soil Decompaction - An Essential for Good Tree Health

Compacted dirt is devoid of life because there is no water and no oxygen. Life on Earth needs both to survive.

Emerald Ash Borer is in NC!

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that causes major harm. It is now in North Carolina.

Cabling & Bracing - Options for Making Your Tree Safer

Cables & brace rods can often reduce the possibility of a branch or trunk split by providing support structures.

Tree Care for Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles are truly beautiful trees. It is no wonder that they have become a favorite across North Carolina and the rest of the...

How to Prevent Tree Damage

Trees can cause incredible damage to people and property. It is essential to identify potential problems early, before they turn into actual problems.

Help! My Tree Has a Disease!

What can you do if your trees or shrubs have a disease? Here are some pointers.

Dragon’s Blood Tree

The Dracaena Cinnabari, or, the Dragon's Blood Tree, is a fascinating tree!

Deep Root Fertilization: Myths & The Truth

Deep root fertilization should be used to help rebuild your soil food web, not as a way of pumping nutrients into the soil.

The Dangerous Truth About Ghost Insurance Policies

If you hire a tree service that has a ghost insurance policy, and someone is injured on your property, you could be held responsible...

Stump Removal - The Mighty Stump Grinder!

Stumps are super annoying. Enter the stump grinder, here to save the day! This machine can grind your stumps to below grade so that...

Happy Trees Begin With Proper Planting

Proper planting is critical to a tree's health. How you plant your tree will determine whether it lives a healthy life or a short...

Trees & Shrubs Need Check-Ups Too!

Just like visiting the doctor on a regular basis for a health check-up, regular inspections help keep trees and shrubs healthy and problem-free.

How To Protect Your Trees from a Lightning Strike

You cannot prevent a lightning strike, but you can reduce its potential harm on a tree and nearby structures by installing a lightning protection...

Mulching: A Cheap, Easy Way to Increase the Health of Your Trees!

With the right product and installation, mulching provides an amazing set of health benefits for your trees and shrubs.

Crape Myrtles: A Tale of Love, Murder, and Proper Pruning

When pruning Crape Myrtles, avoid improper pruning techniques such as Crape Murder. Instead, use proper pruning techniques to produce a beautiful, healthy tree.

The World's Oldest Trees

Trees make up some of the oldest known living organisms on the planet.

Help! Insects are Attacking my Trees & Shrubs!

What can you do if insects are attacking your trees and shrubs? Here are some pointers.

Tree Care: Save Money and Increase Your Property Value

Your trees look beautiful and can increase property value by as much as 20%. Thus tree care solutions should be considered before tree removal...

Root Collar Excavation is Critical to Your Tree's Survival!

A buried root collar is a serious health issue for a tree or shrub. It is a common issue in the urban landscape, one...

Tree Risk Assessment: The Key to Safer Trees & Peace of Mind!

It is normal for trees to break and fall. But when people and property are nearby, the consequences could be catastrophic. Risk assessment is...

10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Tree Service and Avoid Scams

Our industry is full of con artists and fly-by-night crooks. Take the following precautions to avoid being scammed.

Happy Trees Grow From Healthy Soil

In order for a tree to be healthy and happy, it needs healthy soil, which includes a functioning soil food web, aeration, adequate moisture,...

TCIA Accreditation: Empowering You With Confidence

We are TCIA Accredited. This shows that we are a safe, capable tree company that operates according to the highest standards possible within our...

What is Tree Care?

Tree care aims to maintain or improve the structure, appearance, and vitality of your trees and shrubs. Good health is a plant’s first, strongest...

Mulch Volcanoes: the Mt. St. Helens of Tree Problems

A mulch volcano, which is the term used to refer to mulch piled around the base of a tree or shrub, is very harmful...

Trees Need a Thriving Soil Food Web

Rebuild and rejuvenate the soil food web to improve the health of your trees and shrubs. Excellent health is a plant’s strongest line of...

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