About Us

Greenleaf Landscaping is a locally-owned business that has been providing high quality service to the Spokane area since 1980. We have a highly qualified, year-round staff of field and office professionals, many having numerous years of experience in horticulture, spraying, irrigation, and pruning. Our spray applicators are licensed and we have certified arborists, Certified Tree Workers (CTWs), and Certified Landscape Technicians (CLTs) on staff.

Greenleaf cares for many large residential and commercial sites. We specialize in full care maintenance (including snow services) for parks, industrial sites, commercial sites, residential HOAs, and more. We perform all work to industry standards or better, and we provide environmentally friendly options!

Greenleaf is committed to the health of the environment. We are proud to offer Integrated Pest Management (IPM) spray services to our customers. IPM is a more environmentally friendly approach to insect and weed control and helps to maintain plant health. This service and other eco-friendly practices, such as recycling and use of organic products, sets us apart from other companies.

We have a large inventory of commercial equipment including tractors, tree spades, stump grinders, other pruning equipment, spray equipment, snow equipment, and vehicles. All vehicles and equipment are properly maintained on a regular basis.

We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We follow OSHA standards by training all new employees in safety procedures and supplying them with safety equipment. All current employees are updated with safety procedures as well as job specifications and quality control on a weekly basis. Our employees are required to wear a Greenleaf uniform and be properly groomed with a neat appearance.

Our mission is to provide quality customer service and care in consistent, safe, and timely manner. We guarantee the highest quality of work at competitive prices. Contact our office today to find out how we can keep the green in your landscape!

Sincerely,
Dan Gaffney – President

Services

Did you know that a well-groomed landscape can increase your property value by 10-15%?

Going strong for 30 years, we have the experience and knowledge to make your landscape sustainable and keep your property looking great all season long!

At Greenleaf Landscaping we are unique because we specialize in full service landscape care! We are a company comprised of individual departments that specialize in Lawn Care & Spray Services, Pruning & Arbor Services, Horticulture, Landscape Maintenance & Construction, Irrigation, and Snow Services.

Consider Greenleaf Landscaping your solution for one stop shopping when it comes to your landscape needs. It gets better; at Greenleaf Landscaping, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability are our top priorities, so look for our “Green Features” listed in each department as you browse our website.

Green

Go GREEN with Greenleaf! At Greenleaf, we are committed to the environment! We are proud to offer Organic products and services to our customers, such as Organic Fertilizer and Organic Insect Oil. We offer paperless online bill pay and our office recycles its paper, plastic, and aluminum waste. We buy our office supplies locally whenever possible, cutting down on fuel emission of long-distance delivery trucks and helping promote and sustain our local economy! We are also proud to offer Integrated Pest Management (IPM) spray services to our customers. IPM is a more environmentally friendly approach to insect and weed control and helps maintain plant health . Click here to learn more about IPM As a thank you to our “Green” customers, we would like to send you an attractive Recycled Greenleaf Pen when you sign up for any of our Green Services: any Organic Service, Systemic Soil Drench, Soil Sample Test, Rain Sensor Installation, or Irrigation Monitor Program.  It’s just one of the ways we like to share our appreciation of our customers and their commitment to the environment – please ask about it when you sign up!

Green Services

  • Naturally builds up the soil by stimulating microbes that fight off disease
    and improves the overall health and structure of your soil
  • Contains no unnecessary or unwanted salts and chemicals like regular
    fertilizer
  • Organic fertilizer releases slower and can last longer than regular
    fertilizer

Highly effective in controlling dormant insects and their eggs.
It’s environmentally friendly too! No Pesticides!

  • Efficient – yearlong insect protection
  • Environmentally Friendly – targets only harmful insects, leaving the
    ecosystem intact
  • Pocket Book Friendly – only one application is necessary
  • Save Money: Whether you pay for city water or spend electricity running a
    pump, the money you save over time will more than pay for the rain sensor!
  • Prolonging the Life of Your Irrigation System: A rain sensor can reduce wear
    to your system because it runs only when necessary.
  • Reducing Nutrient Loss & Disease Damage: Over-watering causes nutrients
    to wash away from turf, requiring increased applications of fertilizer. It also
    retards deep root growth and increases lawn susceptibility to disease. In fact,
    over-watering has been called the most common cause of disease in turf.
  • Conserving Municipal Water: By preventing unnecessary irrigation after rain
    events, rain sensors help ensure water availability for emergencies, such as
    firefighting, especially during the peak summer months.
  • For problems with:
    • Nutrient deficiencies in plants
    • Poor plant growth and response from applied fertilizers
    • Poor quality foliage
    • Managing manure or compost applications
  • Benefits of soil sample testing include:
    • Determines nutrient levels in the soil
    • Determines pH levels (lime needs)
    • Provides a decision making tool to determine what nutrients to apply, how
      much, and when
    • Potential for higher quality turf, trees, and plants
  • We practice IPM which is a more environment friendly approach to insect and
    weed control and plant health.
  • More site visits insure early detection of pest problems –
    early detection means fewer applications are needed and fewer products are used.
    As a result, predatory insects survive and the ecosystem remains balanced
  • High levels of phosphorous in soil can transfer to water runoff which is
    dangerous to our local lakes and streams – phosphate-free fertilizer helps
    prevent this.
  • Phosphorous creates poor water quality that leads to algae blooms, which in
    turn can be toxic to aquatic life such as fish, frogs, etc. Phosphate-free
    fertilizer is a responsible step to eliminating unnecessary phosphate deposits
    into the environment.
  • We recycle wood from pruning and tree services
  • We reuse wood chips as recycled bark for shrub beds
  • We recycle yard waste from yard clean-ups and renovations
  • We recycle and/or reuse grass clippings for compost
  • Our office recycles paper, ink, bottles, glasses, batteries, and cans; we reuse the backside of paper for note-taking before we recycle it
  • Increasing the use of native plants in landscape design reduces the risk from
    invasive species and helps bolster the wild native plant populations keeping our ecosystem balanced!
  • Some common plants that are native to the Northwest are: Douglas Fir, Quaking
    Aspen, Vine Maple, Red Twig Dogwood, Oregon Grape, Spirea, Goldenrod, and many
    more!
  • A sustainable practice that helps maintain the health of trees, adding to
    their life span and avoiding unnecessary and costly replacement of trees and
    shrubs
  • Eliminates the unnecessary waste and debris caused by shearing; natural
    pruning is selectively pruning only what needs to be pruned for the health of the
    plant
  • Detect potential problems that help you prevent water waste, water runoff,
    & sprinkler damage
  • Adjust clocks for seasonal irrigation needs; saving you more water overall
    • The less water you use, the more money you save!
    • Efficient water usage preserves natural resources and promotes the
      sustainability of our local water source

Green Organizations

PrintThe EnviroStars Program was created in King County, Washington in 1995, as a service of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. It has since been adopted across the region in Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Spokane, and Whatcom Counties.

The mission of EnviroStars is to provide assistance and incentives for smaller businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste, in order to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.

EnviroStars is an objective third party certification you can trust

  • Local government consultants do on-site business assessments
  • Potential EnviroStars are reviewed by WA Department of Ecology
  • An on-going renewal process assures standards are maintained over time

The EnviroStars logo gives you an easy way to find and support environmentally responsible businesses in your community

  • Reinforcing safer, healthier business practices
  • Creating economic value for local business
  • Aligning lifestyle, work and purchasing choices with your values

Who we are and what we do: The EnviroStars Cooperative (Coop)

  • We are a consortium of government agencies and partnership organizations which have been licensed to provide EnviroStars certification (link to contact page)
  • We are business technical assistance consultants, leveraging resources and sharing expertise
  • We are creating consistent expectations and green guidance for businesses

Greenleaf Landscaping has received a 5-Star Certification with EnviroStars – their highest rating! We have been members since 2015.

If you would like to learn more, please visit: http://www.envirostars.org/index.aspx

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What is Forest Spokane?

The Forest Spokane Initiative is an ambitious plan to mitigate stormwater by implementing green infrastructure, namely planting trees, vegetation and remove impervious surfaces. Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural environment. Green infrastructure is effective, economical, and enhances community safety and quality of life.

The Initiative is focusing its efforts by working with three primary groups:

  • City Departments – Integrate and maximize tree planting efforts through on-going programs and projects.
  • Community Partners – Seek community partners who have likeminded goals and objectives.
  • Neighborhoods – Implement programs and projects by working directly with Neighborhood Council’s and residents.

Programs & Project Integration:

  • Neighborhood Greening Grants – Grant funding available to local neighborhoods to plant trees and perennial vegetation.
  • Residential Tree Program – Offer 2,000 free trees to residents through two events.
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Assist neighborhoods in utilizing funding that they have designated to street trees.
  • Capital Improvement Projects – Integrate and maximize efforts to plant tree and other perennial vegetation across the city. Projects include:
    • Sidewalk improvements
    • Street alignment, resurfacing…etc.
    • Park Improvements
    • Combined Sewer Overflow Sites
    • Trails
  • Native Tree Seedling Plantings – work with local community partners to identify and plant native tree seedlings through community volunteer events.

Greenleaf is has committed to donating 300 mature trees as a part of this program. To see our flyer, click here: GL Forest Spokane Details

To learn more about this program, please visit: https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2015/03/18/forest-spokane-is-giving-away-2000-trees/

WALP_green_logoBecause of our commitment to the environment, Greenleaf Landscaping has been recognized for its Environmental Stewardship. We have been distinguished for our Environmental Landscape Maintenance by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (W.A.L.P) FOURTEEN TIMES since 2008! (see awards below)
W.A.L.P. is an association comprised of over 380 member firms consisting of over 1,400 individuals representing contractors, architects, designers, gardeners, landscape, irrigation, nursery, stone, and equipment suppliers, educators, and consultants.
“The Environmental Landscape Awards celebrate how quality design, workmanship, and maintenance enhance the natural beauty of our environment and exemplifies our Association’s goal of responsible environmental stewardship,” said W.A.L.P. President Richard Casey of Casey’s Landscaping. “It is even more significant that this award was selected by a peer panel of experts in the field. We at W.A.L.P. are in awe of these Industry leaders and their award winning projects.”
Greenleaf Landscaping has also been published in Northwest Landscape Professional in 2008, 2009, and 2012 for awards it has received from W.A.L.P.

Greenleaf Landscaping has been a member of WALP since 2005.

To learn more about W.A.L.P visit: http://www.walp.org/

smart_biz_logoThe Sustainable Management of Assets, Resources and Technology (SMART) recognition program promotes Spokane area businesses who adopt policies and practices that encourage good management of financial, built, natural and human capital. Sustainable practices can help a business reduce expenses and increase revenue by making it run more efficiently and attracting new customers who prefer to do business with companies that share their values. The SMART label provides the brand recognition those customers seek, and positions your business as a leader so other businesses can learn from your success.

Greenleaf Landscaping has been a member of the SMART Program since 2011.

If you’d like to learn more, please visit: http://www.sustaininw.org/programs/smart/

ISA_logoBenefits of Obtaining an ISA Certification Credential

The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level. ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals.

Earning a credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession and your community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world be a better place, one tree at a time.

THE VALUE OF AN ISA CREDENTIAL

ISA credentials are valued and trusted because they let consumers know that you possess a high degree of knowledge about caring for and maintaining trees. When developing an exam, a panel of subject matter experts from around the world completes a job task analysis, and then writes an exam that encompasses the defined skills. ISA credentials build expert knowledge and reflect the professional skills sought by leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government organizations.

BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

Earning an ISA credential has many benefits. A few of the major benefits are listed below.

  • Certification builds an individual’s self-image. By studying for and passing the exam, individuals reaffirm to themselves and their peers a thorough knowledge and dedication to arboriculture.
  • Certification affords the public and those in government the opportunity to make an informed selection of services based on the knowledge and advanced training demonstrated by an ISA Certification.
  • The process of becoming ISA Certified and maintaining the designation provides incentives to the individual to continue his or her ongoing professional development.
  • Certification is a tool to help employers in both training their personnel and selecting new employees.
  • Holding an ISA credential can lead to an increase in income and promote new opportunities in professional advancement.
  • Certification is a tool used to set oneself apart from the competition and gain a competitive edge in today’s economy.
  • Certifications, sometime more than price, can be a deciding factor when multiple individuals bid for the same job. If you want the job done right, hire the right people!

Greenleaf Landscaping always has ISA Certified Arborists on staff.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.isa-arbor.com/home.aspx

Lawn Care

“An average, healthy lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four”

Lawn Health and Maintenance

Just because you enjoy having a beautiful, lush, well maintained lawn doesn’t mean it can’t be great for the environment too!

Lawns purify water entering into underground aquifers. The lawns root mass and supporting soil microbes act as massive filters to capture and breakdown many types of pollutants common to our urban environment.

We offer many different lawn care programs that we can customize to your needs:

Lawn Care Programs

4 applications of organic fertilizer and 2 organic lawn weed sprays

2 phosphate-free free fertilizers (1st & 4th applications), 2 organic fertilizers (2nd & 3rd applications), and 2 lawn weed sprays

4 applications of phosphate-free fertilizer and 2 weed sprays

3 applications of phosphate-free fertilizer and 2 weed sprays

3 applications of phosphate-free fertilizer and 1 weed spray

Tell us how many fertilizers (1-4), how many lawn weed sprays (1-2) and what kind of applications (organic or regular)

Front lawns of just eight average houses have the same cooling effect as about 70 tons of air conditioning, while the average home-size central air unit has only a 3-4 ton capacity.

Customize your lawn care program to include any of the following:

  • Naturally builds up the soil by stimulating microbes that fight off disease and improves the overall health of your soil
  • Contains no unnecessary or unwanted salts and chemicals like regular fertilizer
  • Organic fertilizer releases slower and can last longer than regular fertilizer
  • Slow and quick release granular
  • High levels of phosphorous in soil can transfer to water runoff which is dangerous to our local lakes and streams – phosphate-free fertilizer helps prevent this
  • Phosphorous creates poor water quality that leads to algae blooms, which in turn can be toxic to aquatic life such as fish, frogs, etc. Phosphate-free fertilizer is a responsible step to eliminating unnecessary phosphate deposits into the environment.

An organic solution to control broadleaf weeds

To control broadleaf weeds

Increases water, air, and fertilizer intake

Weekly lawn mowing and edging services

Eliminate pesky bluegrass from your yard

Get rid of invasive crab grass

Lawn Disease Control

Tree/Shrub

The work of our certified Arborists is designed to promote the long-term health of your trees. Our tree program includes pruning of medium and large trees, future shaping of new, young trees, insect and disease control, deep root feeding, and safe removal of problem trees.

Pruning Services -- Our tree work is done by certified Arborists

For natural plant size, shape, and overall health

  • Spring Pruning
    • Pruning that is completed in the springtime with the object of reducing the overall size of plants and removing poor, damaged, and otherwise unhealthy branches. Spring pruning includes the inspection of shrubs for winter damage.
  • Summer Pruning
    • Pruning that controls new growth by maintaining shape and continuity and inspecting for damage
  • Fall Pruning
    • Pruning that is completed in the fall with the object of reducing the overall size of plants and removal of poor, damaged, and otherwise unhealthy branches. Fall pruning includes the inspection of shrubs for damage.
  • Winter Pruning
    • This type of pruning puts less stress on your valuable trees and can help save you money because pruning is faster and less expensive due to easy branch visibility

Our Arborists are equipped and trained for safe tree climbing

Additional Tree Services

  • A sustainable practice that helps maintain the health of trees, adding to their life span and avoiding unnecessary and costly replacement of trees and shrubs
  • Eliminates the unnecessary waste and debris caused by shearing; natural pruning is selectively pruning only what needs to be pruned for the health of the plant

Using our Tree Spade, we can safely and effectively transplant trees up to 4” caliper!

4”- 8” caliper without a tree spade

Professional plant installation to ensure long-term plant health and sustainability!

Proper plant removal and responsible recycling of all plant material

Professional and safe stump grinding after removal of dead or damaged trees

We recycle all wood waste!

Professional diagnosis of your plants by a Certified Arborist or Licensed Spray Specialist

Spring, Summer, and Fall; we recycle all yard waste!

At Greenleaf, we do our part for the environment & always recycle yard waste!

Tree and Shrub Disease Control

Professional diagnosis and treatment of harmful Anthracnose

Professional diagnosis and treatment of infectious Leaf & Twig Blight

Professional diagnosis and treatment of sticky Powdery Mildew

  • Our tree and plant experts can also diagnose the following:
  • Root Rots
  • Blights
  • Cankers
  • Wilts and Decline
  • Many more

Sprays and Treatments Available

  • Efficient — yearlong insect protection
  • Environmentally Friendly — targets only harmful insects, leaving the ecosystem intact
  • Pocket Book Friendly — only one application necessary

Soil-Injected slow release fertilizer for established trees

  • To protect against a variety of harmful insects, including aphids, mites, scale, etc
  • We recommend a 3 application program to keep your plants healthy and insect free!

Slow release with iron

Reduces or eliminates nuisance fruit development on a large variety of ornamental trees

Insect Control

What IPM Means to You:

IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a more environmentally friendly approach than traditional spraying for insect control, weed control, and plant health. More site visits ensure early detection of pest problems. Early detection means less pesticide (if any) is needed. As a result, predatory insects survive and the ecosystem remains balanced, naturally.

Insect Control

Highly effective in controlling dormant insects and their eggs; it’s environmentally friendly – No Pesticides!

  • Efficient – yearlong insect protection
  • Environmentally Friendly – targets only harmful insects, leaving the ecosystem intact
  • Pocket Book Friendly – only one application necessary
  • We practice IPM which is a more environment friendly approach to insect and weed control and plant health.
  • More site visits insure early detection of pest problems – early detection means fewer applications are needed and fewer products are used. As a result, predatory insects survive and the ecosystem remains balanced

To control pesky ants and spiders

  • To protect against a variety of harmful insects, including aphids, mites, scale, etc
  • We recommend a 3 application program to keep your plants healthy and insect free
  • Elm Beetle
  • Crane Fly
  • Chinch Bugs
  • Many more!

Weed Control

Our technicians are fully licensed and experienced and always use the most environmentally friendly and low toxicity sprays possible. We are proud to offer Organic spray options and IPM spray services.

Weed Control

  • We practice IPM which is a more environment friendly approach to insect and weed control and plant health.
  • More site visits insure early detection of pest problems – early detection means fewer applications are needed and fewer products are used. As a result, predatory insects survive and the ecosystem remains balanced

Eliminate unsightly and destructive weeds from your business or home

To control broadleaf weeds

To control weeds on bare ground areas such as concrete, gravel, or dirt

  • To control and eliminate non-native plants that spread quickly and that are difficult to control
  • The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board holds all landowners responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their property
  • To learn more visit http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/

Let us help you eliminate unsightly moss in your lawn

Includes a pre-emergent weed application and follow-ups to ensure weed-free shrub beds throughout the year

Get rid of invasive crab grass

  • Annual Bluegrass Control
  • Necrotic Ring Spot Treatment
  • Fairy Ring Treatment
  • Red Thread Disease Treatment
  • Snow Mold Prevention & Treatment

Tree Farm

NEW FOR 2015 ONLY

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Greenleaf Landscaping is proud to be partnering with the City of Spokane this year to help plant 2,000 trees this year as a part of their Forest Spokane Residential Tree Program initiative!

Professional Delivery & Planting

Because the trees we have available for the City of Spokane’s Forest Spokane Residential Tree Program are more mature and larger in size,  we  require that they are delivered and planted professionally in the fall to ensure that they thrive in their new home. In order to ensure that these mature trees remain healthy after they are planted, we also require that they have designated irrigation in place as well (required for warranty of tree).

Supply, deliver and install mature tree—$95.00 per tree

*Price listed above is contingent upon there being reasonably easy access to plant  each tree

(ex. front  yard location, not up/down a hillside, etc. Please call if you have questions)

**A utilities locate may be required before we can plant; this will result in an additional charge of $15.00 (one locate covers all trees that are delivered and planted on same day)

To learn more about the tree sizes and species check out our flyer for specifics: GL Forest Spokane Flyer

To sign up for the Forest Spokane Free Tree Program, please print, complete, and return this sign-up sheet: FS Sign-up Sheet

To learn more about the program you can visit the City’s website at: https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2015/03/18/forest-spokane-is-giving-away-2000-trees/

Watch for our logo on the City’s website, social media and local buses in Spokane. We are excited to celebrate 35 Years of serving the Spokane area: Go Green with Greenleaf!

 

The Greenleaf Tree Farm was established in 2007 and was originally an alfalfa field. It is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Deer Park, Washington. The soil type is medium to sandy loam and the trees are fertilized one time annually and treated with a systemic soil drench for insect control. The trees are watered on a drip system and they are pruned by a Certified Arborist to maintain a natural look.

FOR SALE

EVERGREEN TREES

5′ SIZE – POTTED OR B&B

6′ SIZE – POTTED OR B&B

DECIDUOUS TREES

2″ CALIPER SIZE – POTTED OR B&B

2-1/4″ CALIPER SIZE – POTTED OR B&B

LARGER SIZES AVAILABLE!

WE CAN DELIVER AND PLANT FOR YOU!


5 REASONS TO BUY FROM GREENLEAF

1. Buying Local

2. Zone (4) Grown Trees

3. Year-round Customer Service

4. 30+ Years of Local Experience

5. Arborist Planted and Pruned

Awards

Because of our commitment to the environment, Greenleaf Landscaping has been recognized for its Environmental Stewardship. We have been distinguished for our Environmental Landscape Maintenance by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (W.A.L.P) FOURTEEN TIMES since 2008! (see awards below)
W.A.L.P. is an association comprised of over 380 member firms consisting of over 1,400 individuals representing contractors, architects, designers, gardeners, landscape, irrigation, nursery, stone, and equipment suppliers, educators, and consultants.
“The Environmental Landscape Awards celebrate how quality design, workmanship, and maintenance enhance the natural beauty of our environment and exemplifies our Association’s goal of responsible environmental stewardship,” said W.A.L.P. President Richard Casey of Casey’s Landscaping. “It is even more significant that this award was selected by a peer panel of experts in the field. We at W.A.L.P. are in awe of these Industry leaders and their award winning projects.”
Greenleaf Landscaping has also been published in Northwest Landscape Professional in 2008, 2009, and 2012 for awards it has received from W.A.L.P. To learn more about W.A.L.P visit: http://www.walp.org/

Commercial Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2014

Award of Distinction

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Commercial Maintenance
Over $15,000 Per Year
Touchmark
Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2014

Award of Distinction

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Over $15,000 Per Year
Kendall Yards
Commercial Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2013

Award of Distinction

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Commercial Maintenance
Over $10,000 Per Year
Quail Ridge HOA
Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2013

Award of Distinction

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Over $10,000 Per Year
Coeur d'Alene Place

To read other published articles detailing awards for other sites we maintain click the pdf below:

Northwest Landscape Professional Article: Coeur D'Alene Place
For Outstanding Use And Care Of Trees In The Landscape
Community Canopy

2013

Landscape of Excellence Award

Presented to

Coeur d'Alene Place Homeowner's Association

For Outstanding Use And Care Of Trees In The Landscape
Coeur d'Alene Place
Color In The Landscape
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2012

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Color In The Landscape
Manito Place
Commercial Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2012

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Commercial Maintenance
Over $10,000 Per Year
American West Bank (Downtown Spokane)
Commercial Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2011

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Commercial Maintenance
Legacy Ridge
Single-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2011

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Single-Family Residential Maintenance
Over $3,600 Per Year
Fitzpatrick Residence
Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2010

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Over $10,000 Per Year
Manito Place
Color In The Landscape
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2010

AWARD OF MERIT

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Color In The Landscape
Residential
Manito Place
Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2008

GRAND AWARD

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Riverside Court Townhouses
Greenleaf Landscaping is proud to have received an Environmental Landscape award in 2008 for maintenance of the Riverside Court Townhomes; a site that is dominated by planter beds and pots teeming with lush flowers. Our experienced Horticulturists take great pride in their work and creativity while creating new flower beds and great care in maintaining established and cherished ones.

To read other published articles detailing awards for other sites we maintain click the pdf below:

Commercial Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2008

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Commercial Maintenance
Guardian Life Insurance
Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2007

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
Quail Ridge Homeowners

To read other published articles detailing awards for other sites we maintain click the pdf below:

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

2007

MERIT AWARD

Presented to

GREENLEAF LANDSCAPING, INC.

Multi-Family Residential Maintenance
The Ridge at Hangman

Our Staff

At Greenleaf Landscaping you will always be able to quickly reach one of our experienced office staff all year around! Whether you are requesting a free estimate, have a billing question, or simply want to know when you services are scheduled, our staff is prepared to help you!

Jill Gaffney

Jill Gaffney

CFO / Bookkeeping

Education
Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture from WSU; 40 years experience in the Landscaping and Horticulture
Years with Greenleaf
29 years
Hobbies/Interests
Gardening, Hiking, Cancer Fundraising, and Boating
Favorite Book(s)
“The Art of Racing in the Rain”
Favorite Movie(s)
Polar Express
Anna Twohig

Anna Twohig

Office Manager / Marketing Director

Education
B.A. Gonzaga University
Years with Greenleaf
7 years
Hobbies/Interests
Anna enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing, mountain biking, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, indoor and beach volleyball, music, reading, coffee, and entrepreneurship. She also loves spending her time as a volunteer Ambassador for SheJumps.org: a national nonprofit whose mission is to increase the participation of girls and women in outdoor pursuits.
Favorite Book(s)
Anything by or about Jane Austen; Snow Sense
Favorite Movie(s)
Pride and Prejudice, Pitch Perfect 1&2, Rad, Aspen Extreme
Rosa Mejia

Rosa Mejia

Controller / Scheduling

Education
B.A. Psychology with a minor in Theater Arts, Brigham Young University in Hawaii
Years with Greenleaf
5 years
Hobbies/Interests
She is enjoying life with her husband and her new son, Harmon! She is also enjoying learning Spanish, attempting to make Salvadoran cuisine and playing the ukulele with “Kinfolk”
Favorite Flower
Her favorite flowers are Lilacs
Melissa Boyer

Melissa Boyer

Scheduling Assistant / Customer Service

Education
Associate’s Degree in Accounting, BYU Idaho
Years with Greenleaf
4 years
Hobbies/Interests
Melissa hails from Sugar City, Idaho and she enjoys reading, dancing, going for walks, spending time with her family and her favorite color is green
Favorite Book(s)
She likes author, Diana Gabaldon and the Outsider series
Favorite Movie(s)
Her favorite movie is Outsiders and Overboard
Missy Mitchell

Missy Mitchell

Processor / Human Resources

Education
B.A. Western Washington University
Years with Greenleaf
4 years
Hobbies/Interests
Missy enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, sewing and music festivals
Favorite Book(s)
“The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Marina Coleman

Marina Coleman

Administrative Assistant

Education
Licensed Cosmetologist
Years with Greenleaf
2 years
Hometown
Spokane, WA
Hobbies/Interests
Marina enjoys spending time with her family; especially her kids and her Shih Tzu, Meelo. She likes watching and playing sports, especially soccer; reading; dancing; and doing anything outside. Her favorite foods are any ethnic foods, particularly Mexican and Indian food. She says she's a sucker for a good romantic comedy and her favorite color is green (good choice!)
Dan Gaffney

Dan Gaffney

President / Founder

Job Details
Dan primarily helps foster and maintain customer relationships at Greenleaf. He helps with contracts and estimates, he keeps our talented staff focused on our mission and seasonal goals, and he helps encourage company and staff morale and keeps an eye on the bottom line at Greenleaf.
Education
Dan studied Turf Management at Linn-Benton, is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds both Washington and Idaho Spray Applicator Licenses.
Years with Greenleaf
36 years
Hometown
Spokane, WA
Hobbies/Interests
Dan enjoys boating, hiking, fishing, growing trees, real estate and short road trips.
Other Interests
Dan’s likes to BBQ and his favorite food is steak. He enjoys the movie “Money Ball,” his favorite colors are brown and blue and he enjoys spending time with his four daughters, two son in-laws and two grandchildren – all of which he is very proud.
Gary Wickham

Gary Wickham

Operations Manager / Employee Manager

Job Details
Gary helps manage the snow removal department and the landscape department. He assists with managing and scheduling field employees and their production, he manages the equipment, trucks and tools, he trains field employees and enforces company procedures, and he helps secure new and current landscape accounts.
Education
Gary is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) and has over a decade of hands-on experience in landscape renovation and construction.
Years with Greenleaf
15 years
Hometown
Cusick, WA
Hobbies/Interests
Gary enjoys fishing, camping, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and cars. Gary likes Chinese food and his favorite color is blue
Terry Micken

Terry Micken

Spray Department Sales Manager

Job Details
Terry is an integral part of daily operations at Greenleaf! He helps oversee the spray department, the sand and deice departments and estimates and spray sales.
Education
Terry holds Washington and Idaho Department of Agriculture Pesticide Licenses and is a Certified Landscape Technician (C.L.T.). He has 28+ years of experience in the landscaping industry and is a leader and mentor in his field.
Years with Greenleaf
18 years
Hometown
Terry was born in Bozeman MT, grew up in Spokane, WA, and is currently a resident of Post Falls, ID.
Hobbies/Interests
Terry enjoys spending time with his family, skiing at Lookout Pass in the winter, enjoying his 26’ sailboat in the summer, motorcycle road trips on his Suzuki Cavalcade, and various activities with his two dogs, Happy and Archie.
Other Interests
Terry also loves a good burger or pizza and his favorite color is blue
Favorite Book(s)
Bible
Favorite Movie(s)
Anchor Man 1 & 2
Martin Bixby

Martin Bixby

Account Manager / Arbor Department Manager

Job Details
Martin helps manage the Arbor Department and the Snow Removal Department at Greenleaf. He is responsible for training the pruning staff and overseeing complicated tree work with technical rigging. Martin meets with customers to ensure that their needs are being met, he reviews sites for potential issues, and completes estimates for customers.
Education
Martin holds a B.S. in Ecology from Evergreen, is an ISA Certified Arborist and an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
Years with Greenleaf
15 years
Hobbies/Interests
Martin enjoys hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing and photography
Other Interests
Martin volunteered with the Lacey Stream Team, the Nisqually Middle School, and the ISA Tree Climbing Championships and WALP Testing. He also sat on the Board of Directors as the Conservation Director of Washington State BASS.
Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson

Spray Supervisor

Job Details
Mike helps oversee the spray department and its employees, advises for efficient routing, ordering products, and working as a lead spray technician. He helps train new employees and complete customer estimates.
Education
Spray licenses including lawn, weed, and ornamental tree spraying, tree and shrub insect spraying, right of way and PCO
Years with Greenleaf
12 years
Hometown
Born in Ca Habra, CA
Hobbies/Interests
Mike likes sports, camping, fishing and spending time with his family. Mike’s favorite food is pizza and his favorite movie is Training Day

Greenleaf 35th Anniversary Timeline

The Greenleaf Story Began in 1980

35 years ago, Spokane native Dan Gaffney returned to the Inland Northwest after studying landscape maintenance in Corvallis, OR. While at school, he worked for a top retail nursery and began his life-long pursuit of proper horticulture care and continuing education. When Dan returned, he decided he wanted to provide proper horticulture care and to meet or exceed industry standards in his field. Much of Greenleaf’s success can be credited to Dan’s personal motto from the very beginning: “Good enough isn’t good enough for Greenleaf standards.”

With a $2,500 loan from his dad, “plus interest,” Dan says, he and his brother Don purchased their first piece of equipment and started Greenleaf Landscaping; it was originally a landscape installation and irrigation business.  Don moved on, and operating with only a few employees out of his small home on Spokane’s South Hill, Dan continued to grow the business while raising his two young daughters. Within two years he married Jill and acquired a savvy business partner as well; Jill also has a degree and experience in Landscape Design. The business and their family grew, and together they raised their four little girls who also worked in the industry while growing up.

Two short years later, Greenleaf Landscaping moved from that small house on the South Hill to its present location in the Spokane Valley and Dan studied at night to earn his Arborist and Spray Certifications. With their passion for horticulture, Dan and Jill acquired property in 2007 where they planted 6,000 trees and built a new home on their tree farm. Today, Greenleaf uses those trees at customer sites and sells them to other contractors and nurseries as well. To give back to the local community, Greenleaf is donating 300 of those trees this year to the City’s Forest Spokane Residential Tree Program. 

Today, Greenleaf Landscaping is an award-winning landscape maintenance company and over the last eight years it has earned 14 prestigious WALP Awards (Washington Association of Landscape Professionals). The most recent awards (2014) were for their work at Kendall Yards downtown and at Touchmark on the South Hill. This year, Greenleaf was certified by EnviroStars, which recognizes environmentally responsible business and gave them a 5-Star rating, their highest. Dan and Jill are quick to point out that Greenleaf’s success is mainly attributed to the integrity and family values instilled in them by their parents, the caliber of employees they have, their serious focus on customer service and their collective respect for the environment. Many customers have been with the Greenleaf for 25-30 years because of this!

Dan also promotes the importance of being relevant in order to be a leader in the industry. Technology, products, and services progress so quickly that you must continually educate yourself and then act to stay ahead of the curve. Greenleaf has been able to do that by consistently evolving, implementing new approaches in the field and office, hiring skilled staff members with fresh ideas, all while keeping the core values of customer service, quality, and environmental stewardship at the forefront. Greenleaf’s team of professionals, many with numerous years of education and experience in horticulture, spraying, irrigation and pruning, are dedicated, highly qualified and work year-round. They hold degrees, licenses and certifications and continually pursue education. Many things may have changed over the last 35 years, but these values have remained a constant for Greenleaf and will pave the way for its future.

 

By Anna Twohig 04/2015

 

Click here to view our 2015 Spring issue of the Greenleaf Gazette: the 35th Anniversary Special Edition Newsletter: 2015 Spring Newsletter

 

 

Scroll down to view a timeline of our favorite events!

 

Greenleaf's Birthday

Greenleaf Landscaping is born! Dan first started out with only a truck, a mower and some landscape tools. For the first 10 odd years, Greenleaf services primarily consisted of landscape construction with some mowing, pruning, sprinkler, and snow plow services offered

Read more Apr 1980

Jill

Jill Gaffney, Dan's wife and business partner, joins the team at Greenleaf! Originally doing a little of everything for many years, Jill is now our Vice President and CFO

Read more Apr 1990

Gaffney Family

Dan and Jill marry and join their families, raising four little girls together

Mar 1991

Jim

Jim Falcon joins the Greenleaf Crew as a spray technician. Jim is still our longest employee!

Read more Apr 1991
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Longest Customer

Carole & William Zuppe. Thank you for your many years of customer loyalty!

Apr 1993

Gaffney Family

Dan and Jill's girls all worked in the landscape industry at some point while they were growing up!

Jan 1970
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Addition of Environment West

Greenleaf purchased Environment West Maintenance and Spray and began offering a lot more spray services and environmentally friendly spray practices such as IPM

Read more Aug 1998

Terry

Along with the addition of Environment West, Terry Micken joins Greenleaf with his many years of experience and helps expand our spray division

Read more Aug 1998

Chewie

Chewbacca, more commonly known as Chewie, is our beloved office dog and has put in more days at Greenleaf than most people who still work here today!

Read more Oct 2000

Gary

Gary Wickham joins Greenleaf in the Landscape Department and will later becomeour Operations Manager

Read more Feb 2001

Martin

Martin Bixby joins Greenleaf in the Arbor Department; he will later become our Arbor Manager

Read more May 2001
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Environment West Absorbed by Greenleaf

After the success of broadening our spray division, Greenleaf absorbed the separate division of Environment West Maintenance and Spray to simply become "Greenleaf Landscaping, Inc." a landscape maintenance company

Jan 2003

WALP

Greenleaf joins the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

Read more Jan 2005
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Phosphate-Free Fertilizer

Long before it became illegal to use fertilizer with phosphates, Greenleaf had developed its own custom blend of phosphate-free feritlizer and used it as our standard issue fertilizer

Read more Jan 2005
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Greenleaf Mowing Contractors

The mowing division is sold to Hal and Andrea, who will keep the Greenleaf name and work under the Greenleaf umbrella as our main mowing subcontractor

Feb 2005
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Greenleaf Irrigation Division Sold

For a brief time, the Greenleaf Irrigation Division was sold to a previous employee who continued to run that division under the Greenleaf umbrella as our main irrigation subcontractor

Feb 2005

Mike

Mike Richardson joins Greenleaf as a spray technician

Read more Apr 2005

Winter Deice Service

Greenleaf begins to offer winter deice service to our customers

Read more Oct 2005
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Greenleaf Tree Farm

Dan and Jill start the Greenleaf Tree Farm on their property in the Deer Park area

Read more Jan 2007
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Greenleaf Irrigation Division Bought Back

Greenleaf Landscaping bought back the irrigation division after two years and continues to run it as one of our main and growing divisions today

Jan 2007
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WALP Award: The Ridge at Hangman

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Merit for Multi-Family Residential Maintenance at The Ridge at Hangman!

Read more Jan 2007

WALP Award: Quail Ridge

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Merit for Multi-Family Residential Maintenance at Quail Ridge! We are also published for our work at this site!

Read more Jan 2007

WALP Award: Guardian Life Insurance

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at Guardian Life Insurance!

Read more Jan 2008

WALP Award: Riverside Court Townhouses

Greenleaf is given the WALP Grand Award for Multi-Family Residential Maintenance at Riverside Court Townhouses! We were also published for our work at this site!

Read more Jan 2008

Agustin

Agustin Lopez joins Greenleaf as an irrigation technician

Read more Jun 2008

Anna

Anna Twohig joins Greenleaf as our Marketing Director; she will later become our Office Manager as well

Read more Feb 2009

David

David Hill joins Greenleaf as a landscape technician; he will later become our lead Horticulturist

May 2009
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Organic Fertilizer

Greenleaf develops our own blend of organic fertilizer with the help of Wilbur Ellis and we begin offering it to our customers

Read more Jan 2010

WALP Award: Manito Place

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Merit for Color in the Landscape at Manito Place!

Read more Jan 2010

WALP Award: Manito Place

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Multi-Family Residential Maintenance at Manito Place!

Read more Jan 2010

Sergio

Sergio Escalera joins Greenleaf as an irrigation technician; he will later become our Irrigation Department Supervisor and then our Landscape Department Supervisor

Read more Apr 2010
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Paperless Billing

We reach one of our environmental goals and with an updated website are able to offer paperless billing to our customers!

Read more Jan 2011

WALP Award: Fitzpatrick Residence

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Single-Family Residential Maintenance at the Fitzpatrick Residence!

Read more Jan 2011

WALP Award: Legacy Ridge

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at Legacy Ridge!

Read more Jan 2011

SMART

Greenleaf becomes a SMART Sustainable Business Participant

Read more Feb 2011
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Rain Sensors

Greenleaf partners with the City of Spokane and their Slow the Flow program; with Greenleaf offering customers a low price for installing a water-saving Rain Sensor to their sprinkler system and the City of Spokane offering incentives and rebates for customers who have them installed

Read more Apr 2011

Rosa

Rosa Mejia joins Greenleaf and becomes the scheduler; she will later become the controller and one of our managers

Read more Sep 2011

John

John Goldsberry joins Greenleaf as our mechanic

Sep 2011

WALP Award: American West Bank

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at American West Bank!

Read more Jan 2012

WALP Award: Manito Place

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Color in the Landscape at Manito Place!

Jan 2012

WALP Award: Coeur d"Alene Place

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Multi-Family Residential Maintenance at Coeur d'Alene Place! We were also published for our work at this site!

Read more Jan 2013

WALP Award: Quail Ridge

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at Quail Ridge!

Read more Jan 2013

Melissa

Melissa Boyer joins Greenleaf as a scheduling assistant; she will later become one of our top sales people and begin leading a sales division in the company

Read more Feb 2013

Missy

We continue to grow and develop a larger need for more office staff. Missy Mitchell joins Greenleaf as our Human Resources person and remains so to this day!

Read more Apr 2013

Community Canopy Award

Landscape of Excellence Award
Presented to
Coeur d'Alene Place Homeowner's Association
For Outstanding Use And Care Of Trees In The Landscape
Coeur d'Alene Place

Read more Aug 2013

WALP Award: Kendall Yards

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at Kendall Yards

Read more Jan 2014

WALP Award: Touchmark Retirement

Greenleaf is given the WALP Award of Distinction for Commercial Maintenance at Touchmark Retirement!

Read more Jan 2014

EnviroStars

Greenleaf joins the EnviroStars Program and receives a 5 Star Rating! (their highest)

Read more Feb 2015

Marina

Marina joins our team and is a huge help in the office as our customer base and their needs grow. If you have called in recently to our office, chances are Marina has helped you and given amazing customer service!

Read more Mar 2015

Greenleaf Turns 35!

Happy 35th Birthday to us!

Apr 2015
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Jan 1970