About Us

Tree Services within the Triangle and Surrounding Areas

A+ Tree & Crane is locally owned and operated and has been proudly serving the Triangle and surrounding areas since 1996. For A+ results on all of your tree service needs, we are the go-to name in the Triangle region.

Since 1996, we have built a solid reputation through our high quality work and offer some of the most affordable tree service in the area with a range of solutions for any challenging outdoor project. We’ve got the experience you can count on and service both residential and commercial customers. During our many years in the tree service industry, we have worked with insurance agencies, management companies, homeowners, and provide disaster relief in response to storms.

Some of our work experience includes tree services for several of the Triangle region’s universities, such as NC State University and North Carolina Central University. Additionally, we have also worked with several municipalities such as the cities of Durham, Raleigh, and Cary and the town of Knightdale, to name a few. We’ve also done work for many of the North Carolina State Agencies projects.

When it comes to natural disasters, A+ Tree & Crane works hard when the weather hits hard, and we’re on-call for emergencies when you need only the best tree service. We take emergency calls 24/7 and can provide hazardous tree removal and storm damage clean-up. We have provided disaster relief and storm clean-up as far as Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. When Hurricane Katrina hit we traveled to down to the Gulf, and then went up north after Hurricane Sandy.

At A+ Tree & Crane Services, your satisfaction is our number one priority along with the safety of you, your home, and our crews. That’s why we are fully insured with a $2 million general liability and workers compensation policy along with an additional $1 million umbrella policy.

Our dedication to customer service and satisfaction is of the utmost importance. Whether it’s a small trimming project or a large-scale removal project, we value the happiness of our customers and strive to help them become long-lasting returning ones. Take a moment to check out our reviews for comments from our satisfied customers. If you’re interested in our services, reach out to us today for the best quality and prices for tree services in the Triangle and surrounding areas.


Melanie is our office Manager and the star of our commercial! She has been with A Plus since 2019. Melanie started as an estimator and then transitioned to the office. Melanie runs the Accounts payable/receivable as well as keeps all our vehicles in the best possible condition.

Melanie works on bigger projects such as bid projects, and Apartment complexes. With a keen eye for detail Melanie is often the person you will speak to when needing to make adjustments to your estimate or just to talk you through a project you are unsure about.

Melanie is a Ballroom Dance Instructor for 25+ years. She has a degree in History and in Dance. She is currently studying for her arborists license and hopes to one day be the first female climber and female arborist for A Plus!


Raquel is the A+ Tree & Crane communications manager and has a background in both management and the construction industry. She joined the A+ Tree & Crane team in 2017. When you call our company, it is her friendly voice that you will hear on the line. Raquel will most often be your first point of contact when you reach out to us.

She assists customers with scheduling estimates as well as follow-ups after customers have received their estimate. Additionally, Raquel schedules customers’ tree services and generally follows customer projects until the end to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Raquel plans to gain enough knowledge about the tree service industry so that she can eventually become an estimator.

Outside of work, Raquel has four children and one cat. She enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, and doing anything she considers a “relaxing activity.”

Our Crew

We are proud of our team of talented individuals here at A+ Tree & Crane. From certified crane operators, experienced climbers, and groundsmen to arborist specialists and experienced estimators, our crews are well-rounded, trained, and knowledgeable in the tree care industry. When our crews aren’t working, they enjoy spending time with their families, playing soccer, taking trips to the lake and beach, and grilling out. Our team members like each other so much that they even spend time with each other and their families outside of work. The camaraderie our crews share is exhibited in their daily jobs as our team members work together like a well-oiled machine, take pride in their work, and treat your property like it is their own.

“From start to finish, this team was # Safe, Professional, Respectful, took pride in what they were doing and the manner in which did it, They even went so far as to walk my yard removing anything that was on the ground and related to a pine tree. My Yard (Front and back), Driveway, and the street were left in better conditions than what they were in before the work started.”

Bunn F. Gray

LCDR, United States Navy (ret.)

Tree Service Horror Story

“In mid-May, I made the mistake of trying to go cheap for a tree removal project. The company accidentally knocked down two full-grown trees (uprooting one completely) and sheared the tops off three more trees. It was a disaster, and I had been fighting for two weeks to have repairs/reimbursements. On the day of the incident, I had to fire them before they completed the rest of the project. My yard looked like a tornado had come through. I called A+ Tree and Crane (who I have used in the past and did a great job) to help me. They came by quickly to give me an estimate. They had a clear idea of how to fix the uprooted tree and explained it to me so that I could understand and approve the process. I had one other company quote the project, but they seemed unsure about how and whether they could resolve the problem.

The original company who did the damage had no idea how to remedy it. Ultimately, A+ Tree and Crane did the job for me. Their employees worked quickly, safely, and were considerate and communicative. It was a completely different experience from the company that made such a mess, wore no protective hats or glasses, who cussed, smoked cigarettes and dropped their butts in my wooded backyard and spent days in my yard doing very little. Their boss dropped them off at my house and then left them there with non-working equipment and no way to leave. The experience with A+ was not stressful in the least and brought back my peace of mind after they completed the job (which they did in about 8 hours)! They fixed the uprooted stump, filled the hole, smoothed it over, removed the two trees from my yard that should not have come down and also took down three other trees that we needed down. They trimmed the tops of the trees that had been damaged and removed a large dangling branch from atop a tall tree that had been worrying us for a year. I have a very tricky, sloped backyard — they had all the equipment necessary to maneuver around it, to move the large trees, to pulverize and shred the stump, etc. The experience was a clear reminder to make sure that if you have a big tree job, you absolutely must use a professional, reputable company. I’m sorry I strayed, but never again!”

Susan A.

Customer Reviews

“I have nothing but high praise for the A+ Tree & Crane Service crew that came to my house to remove a huge oak tree from my backyard. On the scheduled day, a crew of seven arrived first thing in the morning along with a large crane, a chipping machine, a Bobcat, a grinder, and three large trucks. Everyone had their needed equipment and safety gear. It was clear right from the start that each member of this team knew what their role was and that they perform their duties admirably. I was completely blown away by their awesome teamwork and precision. It was amazing to watch them cut and lift that huge oak tree piece by piece over my house with the crane and reduce it to chips. They cleaned up my yard and the street so well you would never have known they were here. From estimate to finish, everyone was polite, pleasant, friendly, efficient, and professional. Customer service was above and beyond my expectations, and they even saved me $300 on an already fair and reasonable quote. I just can’t express how pleased I am and how amazing these guys are — pure awesome! If anyone is looking for a top-notch company with high standards and work ethic at a reasonable price, this is the tree company you should be calling. A+ Tree & Crane Service is the best of the best!”

Audrey Kern

“I received an estimate around 7:00 p.m. on a Thursday night. I signed and emailed the contract the next morning and they showed up for work that day at 2:00 p.m. In three hours, the A+ Tree and Crane team removed two large trees; the largest had to be climbed and hand-cut to avoid obstacles in the yard. Six men and four trucks were on the scene and never stopped working until the job was done. It was like watching a well-rehearsed choreographed play. Everyone knew what had to be done, and they worked as a well-oiled machine. When they left, yes, there was evidence work had been done, but the grass was still intact, the double door metal gate the Bobcat had to be driven through over and over was never damaged nor was the house (there was only about 3″ on each side of the Bobcat’s wheel treads to the fence). I’ve had tree service done in the past, but nothing like this. Very impressive!”

John Allanach

Our Tree & Crane Service Locations

A+ Tree & Crane provides free estimates and affordable pricing throughout the Raleigh area and beyond. A+ Tree & Crane Service, Inc. offers emergency, residential and commercial tree services within a 50 mile radius in the Triangle and surrounding areas, including: Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Holly Springs, Apex, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Wake Forest, and beyond! Call us today and A+ will come to you!


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