For Immediate Release – May 21, 2007
South Salem, NY —May 21, 2007—“If you find worms, the soil is good to plant,” explained Bobby a four year old student at the St. John’s Early Learning Center in South Salem, NY. The school recently hosted a presentation by Board-Certified Master Arborist Eric Fowler on Monday, May 5th, to illustrate just how ‘cool’ trees really are. Children from the Pound Ridge NY, South Salem NY, Katonah NY, Lewisboro NY area who attend the school were treated to a fun and educational afternoon.
“The trees give us oxygen so we can breathe,” added Andrew, and “Bugs that live in the trees can be good and bad.” chimed in Pearce. These comments and more like them were enthusiastically contributed after SavATree arborist Eric Fowler engaged the students in an information session about the importance of trees.
Eric demonstrated to the children proper techniques for tree climbing and Sean especially liked “when he climbed the tree.” The children then learned about proper pruning techniques and fertilization. “I liked seeing the saw that can cut parts of the tree and learning about cutting the branches that aren’t healthy,” said Brendan and Jackson. Eric also taught the children about the importance and value of fertilization, specifically sea- kelp based tree fertilizer, and mycorrhizae, fungi included in tree fertilizer that helps increase root generation and water intake. “He had yucky water that had fungus to feed the trees,” explained Carly.
The children helped Eric plant a small weeping cherry tree in front of the school. John, another four year old “really liked watching him put all the dirt around the cherry tree.” Erik then carefully explained the steps involved in planting the tree… finding the proper location, digging an adequate hole, proper soil selection, mulching, and water application. After the tree planting, Eric gave small saplings to each of the children so they could plant their very own trees when they returned home. “We all got little trees to plant in our goody bags!” shouted Andrew.
The St. John’s Early Learning Center is a Pre-Kindergarten organization which develops children’s academic and social skills, preparing them for grade school. Children from the Katonah NY, Pound Ridge NY, South Salem NY, and Lewisboro NY area attend the school. For more information visit www.stjohnselc.com or phone (914) 763-3671.
About SavATree: SavATree proudly provides stewardship for the properties they serve and the environment, promoting a sustainable landscape and the unique relationship between people and their surroundings. This premier tree, shrub and lawn care company has been enhancing and preserving resident, business and community properties for over 20 years. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in arboriculture and green program options to help them maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. Services include tree pruning, disease diagnosis, tree removals, insect and mite treatments, lawn care and more, with organic program options using Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) listed materials and ingredients allowed by the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA) organic land care program. SavATree is one of the few companies to receive the prestigious accreditation of the Tree Care Industry Association. They currently operate in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please contact us.
SavATree arborists provide tree service in the following areas:
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Andra Smarek, Horticulturalist
Bryn Mawr, PA
April and Jim Benson
Chester County Resident
Mortgage Professionals, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
New Rochelle, NY
Gail F. Stern, Director
Historical Society of Princeton
George E. Ryan
Old Lyme, CT
J. Todd Lamm
N.J. Certified Tree Expert
James E. Sorrell
Jeffrey C. Horst, Vassar College
Jerry and Sue Fink
Pleasantville Country Club Corporation, Inc.
West Hartford, CT
Kathleen G. Gallagher, Executive Director
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kimberly and Bruce Williams
Cape Cod, MA
Kristin Lin Care, CPO
Evergreen WoodsNorth Branford, CT
Mr. and Mrs Herbert E. Quinley
Hyannis Port, MA
Dix Hills, NY
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Great Neck, NY
Timothy J. Strano
Concord Country Club
Wadell W. Stillman
Historic Hudson Valley, NY