Video | How Hand Pruning Your Shrubs is Faster, Cheaper, and Healthier than using a Hedge Trimmer!
Planning before you prune and being intentional about cuts means the results will last longer and cause less damage to your shrubs.
Planning before you prune and being intentional about cuts means the results will last longer and cause less damage to your shrubs.
Not sure where to begin with hand pruning? We've created a short list of tools and supplies to get you started.
It’s faster, cheaper, and healthier for your plants.
Our Holiday Gift to You: a Free Project Pando Tree.
Some of the oldest trees in the world live right in our backyard. You just have to go on an adventure to find them....
Learning to co-exist with our slender, scaly neighbors is part of our shared responsibility to create thriving ecosystems and a healthier planet.
A fun and easy way to learn more about native plants and help heal the planet at the same time!
Want to help save the planet? Help Project Pando collect native tree and shrub seeds this fall!
Watch to learn more about the benefits and beauty that Piedmont Prairies provide.
A story about Basil, flowers, and finding a deeper connection with Mother Earth
Creating a Piedmont Prairie takes time and patience, but it is well worth the wait.
One of the most effective ways to maintain the long-term health of your trees is structural pruning.
Structural pruning may look different than what you expect, but it helps ensure your trees' long-term health and safety.
Watch to learn what signs you should be looking for that tell you your tree might be dead or dying.
choosing to plant smaller trees is often a better option, both for you and for your tree. Saplings are easier to plant, need less...
Planting trees when they are saplings is easier, requires less maintenance, and the trees typically grow more quickly.
Watch to learn how invasives impact ecosystems, and find out more about why it is so important to plant native trees and shrubs.
We are facing a rapid loss of biodiversity. Planting native trees and shrubs instead of invasives is one way to increase biodiversity.
These invasive trees, shrubs, and vines damage our local ecosystems and should be replaced with native plants.
Go on a search for tree buds, bluebirds, and more.
Want more microbes to visit your garden? Simply steep a pot of compost tea.
Learn more about our incredible deep root fertilizer for your trees & shrubs!
Watch to learn how compost tea improves the health of your soil and the ongoing benefits this has for your trees and shrubs.
Piles of mulch at the base of trees might look nice, except for one little issue... they are killing your tree.
We've developed an emergency alert system to determine how much damage is being done to your trees.
White Oak trees grown in honor of Grandmama Beryl who loved her trees, being outside, and spending countless hours with her grandchildren.
Here's a recap of what we accomplished this year at our volunteer-driven tree nursery that sustainably grows native trees to give to the public...
Native trees need less care, have a better chance of survival, and provide food and shelter for local wildlife.
Why leaving the leaves benefits you AND your trees.
Want to help heal the planet? Help Project Pando collect 100,000 native tree and shrub seeds this fall!
Everything you need to know about how to plant a tree or shrub perfectly every time
Proper planting is essential to the health of your tree.
Trees in the urban environment face unique challenges and need special care.
Trees in our backyards and urban environments need extra care and attention.
If ash trees in North Carolina are not treated soon, we will likely lose all of our ash trees within the next five years....
Leaf & Limb was awarded the 57th annual Business Conservationist of the Year from North Carolina Wildlife Federation
A better way to fertilize your trees: care for the little critters in the soil.
Resist the urge to use chemicals on your trees and shrubs. Use compost, wood chips, or leaf mulch instead.
Choose compost, leaf mulch, wood chips, or biochar over chemicals.
Want your trees to live long, healthy lives? Watch to learn about four fundamental practices, that you can start today, to ensure the health...
Do this, not that, when caring for your trees.
It's time for your trees to fall... in love.
Trees are amazing and beautiful! Watch this video to learn more about these fascinating, complex organisms.
Before we started a native tree farm, Leaf & Limb donated thousands of hours between 2017-2020.
Have you noticed your pine trees are turning brown from the top down? You might have a problem.
Watch to learn how our Treecologists determine if they have the right tree for the right place.
How to assess the qualities of a location before planting.
Our Treecologists' favorite trees that thrive in planting zones 7b/8a
Not sure what to get for the tree that has everything? Our Treecologists compiled a list just for you.
Learn more about why we are proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
Watch to learn more about how the benefits of wood chips and how to properly install them.
A cheap, easy solution to increase the health of your trees.
Trees need a balanced diet of water, sunlight, and rotting stuff.
Learn more about our volunteer tree farm where we are growing native trees to give away to the public for free.
Watch to learn more about how structural pruning is the key to strong, healthy trees.
Structural pruning is key to the long-term health and safety of your trees.
The top 5 things to consider when picking a branch for a tree swing.
Soil is a living, breathing, eating organism that needs rotting material like compost and leaves and wood chips to stay healthy.
Learn more about the key differences between healthy soil and dead dirt.
Earthy. Aromatic. Full of fungi. This all-natural favorite is hit with trees and shrubs.
Ways you can plant and care for trees to help address some of our biggest environmental challenges and help restore life on this planet....
How tree-friendly is your yard? What do you do to celebrate nature?
Abundant healthy trees create happy people and a vibrant planet.
It's the season for pest management, mulching, and soil improvement.
Go on a search for dogwood flowers, redbud blooms, and more.
Improper pruning cuts cause irreversible harm that often results in decline in health, structural instability, or death.
Follow this simple framework to set pruning goals and prevent deadly damage to your trees and shrubs.
At Leaf & Limb, caring for trees has always been the heart of what we do, but this means we sometimes have to make...
Helen Yoest from Bee Better Naturally explains why you should consider leaving a dead tree where it stands.
Watch this video to find out why native trees are important and which ones you should choose.
A comprehensive list of native trees that support butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.
Leave your leaves, plant new trees, and other important tasks
Watch this video to find out what you should do or hire someone to do during the dormant season.
Trees play a vital role in our ecosystem but also have many surprising benefits to humans.
...or how paying attention to my backyard opened me up to a whole new world of the benefits of trees.
Environmental change is overwhelming. Trees (and healthy soil) might be the antidote.
7 Common Ways Trees Play Dead (But are Actually Still Alive)
It can be challenging to identify a dead or dying tree. Here's what to look for first.
Watch this video for some basic tips on how to determine if a tree is dead or dying.
The top 4 questions to ask when selecting a tree.
Watch this video for some basic tips on how to pick the right tree for any location.
Including trees that do well near roads, in heavily shaded areas, and in wet soil.
Find out why many fertilizers offer short-term gain, but inflict long-term pain.
Traditional soil tests are missing one key component: biology.
How to tell when to treat for pests and when to wait
6 ways to make your yard friendlier for bugs
Fungi play a vital role in plant health and they contribute to our ecosystem in so many different ways.
Trees and shrubs cannot survive with out this helpful fungi
This magnolia tree was wholly transformed by the reintroduction of healthy, living soil.
Transform dead dirt into healthy soil using these tried-and-true methods.
Maintain healthy trees and shrubs by avoiding these six common pruning mistakes.
An essential tool that helps you monitor whether your trees and shrubs are receiving adequate water.
The Monarch Butterfly is an iconic North American species, but it is in trouble. Find out how you can help.
At first glance, these hemi-parasitic plants might seem harmful to your trees, but mistletoe provides a wealth of benefits to ecosystems.
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....
Planting is not as simple as just digging a hole. Avoid these 8 behaviors to ensure that your tree will be happy and healthy...
Leaves provide many benefits, and they even offset some harmful behaviors. Here are just a few reasons to leave your leaves.
Three ways to use leaves to benefit your trees and shrubs.
Watch this video for some basic tips on how to best water your trees and shrubs.
Watch this video for some basic tips on how to select, install, and care for mulch.
The towering mulch shelves at any home improvement store can be overwhelming. So which one is right for your trees and shrubs?
Mulch is key way to keeping trees healthy, but only if it is in good shape.
Follow these basic steps to ensure that mulch is installed properly.
How can you really tell if your plants need water? Here are a few tips and tools you can use to be sure your...
3 ways to set your watering to autopilot.
Our Treecologists selected a few of their favorite hardy trees.
Follow these basic steps to keep your trees and shrubs healthy.
Leaf & Limb employees planting trees during Arbor Day at Durham Central Park.
A Tale of Love, Murder, and Proper Pruning
Leaf & Limb employees volunteered to plant trees in neighborhoods across Durham, NC.
Changing lives one seed at a time in Durham
Compacted dirt is devoid of life because there is no water and no oxygen. Life on Earth needs both to survive.
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that causes major harm. It is now in North Carolina.
Cables & brace rods can often reduce the possibility of a branch or trunk split by providing support structures.
Crape Myrtles are truly beautiful trees. It is no wonder that they have become a favorite across North Carolina and the rest of the...
Trees can cause incredible damage to people and property. It is essential to identify potential problems early, before they turn into actual problems.
What can you do if your trees or shrubs have a disease? Here are some pointers.
The Dracaena Cinnabari, or, the Dragon's Blood Tree, is a fascinating tree!
Deep root fertilization should be used to help rebuild your soil food web, not as a way of pumping nutrients into the soil.
If you hire a tree service that has a ghost insurance policy, and someone is injured on your property, you could be held responsible...
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...
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.
You cannot prevent a lightning strike, but you can reduce its potential harm on a tree and nearby structures by installing a lightning protection...
With the right product and installation, mulching provides an amazing set of health benefits for your trees and shrubs.
When pruning Crape Myrtles, avoid improper pruning techniques such as Crape Murder. Instead, use proper pruning techniques to produce a beautiful, healthy tree.
Trees make up some of the oldest known living organisms on the planet.
What can you do if insects are attacking your trees and shrubs? Here are some pointers.
Your trees look beautiful and can increase property value by as much as 20%. Thus tree care solutions should be considered before tree removal...
A buried root collar is a serious health issue for a tree or shrub. It is a common issue in the urban landscape, one...
It is normal for trees to break and fall. But when people and property are nearby, the consequences could be catastrophic. Risk assessment is...
Our industry is full of con artists and fly-by-night crooks. Take the following precautions to avoid being scammed.
In order for a tree to be healthy and happy, it needs healthy soil, which includes a functioning soil food web, aeration, adequate moisture,...
We are TCIA Accredited. This shows that we are a safe, capable tree company that operates according to the highest standards possible within our...
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...
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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...