Advance Tree & Shrub

The Triangle Area Plant & Tree Experts

We protect your trees and shrubs from the ground up!

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Our Services

Property Inspection

We offer free estimates to customers with specific needs. If you would like our certified arborist to assess the trees and shrubs on your property, we offer a consultation service for $80.00. If you accept our proposal for treatment, your consultation fee will be subtracted from your proposed program cost.

Insect Disease Management

Advance Tree & Shrub uses integrated pest management (IPM) treatment programs that provide identification and treatment of pest infestations. Our arborist will make periodic evaluations of your plants for pest and other issues that can affect plant health. Treatments are applied as necessary to reduce pest populations and maintain plant health.

Soil Care Management

Not all soil is the same. It can be different, even in the same neighborhood! Our arborist will first determine the condition of your trees and shrubs. Then soil samples will be taken. If soil modifications are necessary, our technician will mix the prescribed materials and apply the treatment on site.

Have Girdling Roots?

A defined root flair is essential to having a healthy tree. Girdling roots can wrap around the trunk of the tree causing the roots to girdle the stem and stop water flow and nutrient absorption. This can occur from improper planting or from having too much mulch around the base of the tree. Contact us to schedule your FREE estimate.

Growth Regulator

Tired of pruning? We have the ability to control the growth of trees and even keep them the same size! A growth regulator works by slowing the vegetative growth of plants and inhibiting growth, gently and predictably. A single application provides a long-lasting reduction of vegetative growth, effectively extending the trimming cycle of trees and reducing the amount of woody growth that must be removed.


Root invigoration is a process that conditions the soil around the base of the tree, stimulates root growth and may allow declining trees and shrubs to revive and recover. Young trees and transplants benefit from this program as well. This process uses a supersonic air tool developed by the military. This tool allows the technician to till up the soil around the base of the plant using high pressure air without damaging the roots. Following this preparation, organic matter, fertilizer and/or ph adjusters are applied.

Invasive Control

Have trouble with pesky invasive poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac or English ivy? Contact us. We can help!

Joey Plutro

Joey Plutro

Certified Arborist

Our chief operator, Joey Plutro, is a graduate of West Virginia University and a certified arborist. Having worked with some of the biggest names in tree care, Joey is equipped to handle all trees and shrubs native to North Carolina. 

From plant pest control and disease, to soil care and pruning, our team provides Triangle area customers with professional and top-quality plant healthcare you can count on.

List of Certifications/Licenses

  • Certified Arborist #SO-7469A
  • Ornamental & Turf #026-34678
  • Wood Destroying & Pest #CA1380PW

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Contact Advance Tree & Shrub today to put your property on the right path!

We service the Triangle and surrounding areas including Apex, Clayton, Creedmoor, Garner, Henderson, Kerr Lake (NC), Knightdale, Lake Gaston (NC), Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Youngsville, Zebulon and all in-between. 


(919) 569-0555

PO Box 511, Wake Forest, NC 27588