Exceptional Tree Care and
Fine Gardening since 1971
(lāyz ahb), noun, french: “The Trees”
Enhancing, Restoring and
Protecting your Natural World
Exceptional tree care and fine gardening. It’s in our nature.
Les Arbres arborists and horticulturalists have been in the tree service and gardening business for over 45 years. Ours is a personalized service business. Discerning residential and commercial property owners who hire Les Arbres are making a decision to retain a family of experts with extensive academic training and decades of experience. We take an artistic approach to design that reflects our deep abiding love of trees and plants. We’ve come to think of ourselves as “custodians of nature.” We zealously care for a discerning clientele who value our company’s knowledge, experience and commitment to customer service.
Arborist of the Year 2018: Leslie Lewis III
Founder of Les Arbres wins top honors from Connecticut Tree Protective Association
This year’s CTPA Award of Merit winner is Leslie Lewis III (shown at right, with his partner and son Leslie Lewis IV), founder of Les Arbres Exceptional Tree Care and Fine Gardening. The Connecticut Tree Protective Association regularly honors individuals who have made significant contributions to arboriculture and to the care and protection of Connecticut’s trees.
Les has been a practicing Connecticut Licensed Arborist for over 40 years. He began his career working with local tree and gardening services and discovered a natural talent in the arboricultural and horticultural fields. In 1971, he founded Les Arbres and, like the thousands of trees Les has planted, the firm has been growing strong ever since. Read more…
Earning our Fairfield County clients’ trust
for over four decades
Les Arbres offers Exceptional Tree Care and Fine Gardening services to discerning residential and commercial property owners in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Westport, Weston, Wilton and throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our goal is to provide exceptional workmanship and personal service as arborists and horticulturalists to each of our clients. These comments come from a few of our satisfied clients.
What a change!
“What a transformation… thanks to the Les Arbres team for your vision and execution of our new plantings. The mission was to replace 25 years of mature trees that we learned were not the right species to hold up to our tough New England weather. The entrance to our home was compromised, but now — WOW, what a change! The new Sweartia’s were strategically placed to create a natural look on the driveway. The new tree placed near the house made it all come together. Thank you for taking the time to create a vision and plan to find the right trees and placement to bring it all together.”
“It was a pleasure working with Les and the Les Arbres team. His attention to detail made our vision a reality. His creativity brought new and surprising additions to the project as we went along.
There was nothing lost in translation and the project brings us so much happiness. We highly recommend Les Arbes for any outdoor project.”
Tim & Amy in Ridgefield, CT
Creative, Professional and Generous
“Les Arbres took over a community service project for us, working on our Adopt-a-Spot garden and clearing dangerous limbs from our shelter. They were creative, professional and generous with their time and talents.
Our Adopt-a-Spot went quickly from bland to a garden that our entire community can admire and be proud of. Les Arbres continues to come back and maintain the garden and surrounding trees.
The thought and care that has gone into this project is much appreciated by all of us!”
Director of Operations, Open Door Shelter
A Tree is a Recycling Machine
When a tree is healthy, all parts of the tree — the roots, stem and leaves — function at optimal efficiency.
- The roots provide nutrients. They “breathe” in order to provide nutrients via osmosis.
- The tree stem houses the vascular system that translocate nutrients and food throughout the tree.
- The leaves produce food in the form of sugars and starches using photosynthesis.
If any part of this triad is impaired, a tree may show signs of distress or decline. Les Arbres’ arborists identify the underlying causes of distress and take steps to insure that the tree is functioning at maximum efficiency.
Tree Care as a Fine Art
Les Arbres aims to respect both the functional and aesthetic value of each tree, shrub and herbaceous plant we care for. We are experts with decades of practical experience as arborists and horticulturalists.
Beneath our technical and scientific work lies an artist’s deep abiding love of trees and plants. We combine experienced garden design and landscape design with extensive scientific knowledge. We create specific designs and long-term care plans for each property entrusted to our care.
Email us and we will contact you to set up a free property inspection and consultation.