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“We appreciate the time and attention that your Arbor Patrol team takes to maintain the overall health and appearance of the trees, bushes and general grounds. As they say, you can only have one first impression and the impression the grounds make on both residents and visitors alike is always positive thanks to your caring maintenance. Just as the trees continue to grow and blossom under your care, we hope our relationship with SavATree does the same.”William Toedter
“After four different unsatisfactory visits with so-called arborists, I found SavaTree... I was most impressed with the professionalism of David [my arborists] and his colleagues. They were most knowledgeable, fair with their assessment about what needed to be done, yet very attuned with what my concerns. I highly recommend them without any hesitation. In a field where there is an abundance of folks looking to take advantage of consumers, SavaTree, David and crew strike me as incredibly honest and proud arborists who do a fantastic job.”Debbie Durkin
Silver Spring, MD
“I am a new and highly satisfied customer of SavATree. For 50 years I have lived in the same house in the Greenhaven area, and in that time I have never had a tree company that gave me such fine service.”Joan Kleinbard
“It is always a pleasure working with SavATree as your company provides the best plant, tree and lawn health care that we have experienced at the Ives. Always professional, courteous and responsive to our needs, SavATree’s services have provided our employees and patrons with pleasant outdoor experiences in an insect free environment for several years.”Kathleen G. Gallagher
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
“For over 14 years, I have entrusted the care of my trees, plants and orchard to SavATree. Their highly qualified arborists have exacting standards and understand how to maintain the health and form of the various species of trees on my property. I admire the artistic skill that goes into the pruning and love the colorful blossoms, fruits and foliage that flourish as a result of their impeccable care.”Martha Stewart
"Efficient, high quality, professional competence — all at a competitive sum. At first [Alison] Pottage won me over by her solid knowledge as an arborist, then the crew did their job to her specifications on our 60 to 70 foot oaks within a remarkable period of time -- and left the grounds quite clean.”
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“You take on a job, call it a problem, gigantic or small, and you go to it. True Professionals. I am at peace for having found SavATree. Sometimes bills are paid grudgingly. I pay with respect to a company whose pride lives up to its logo. It’s love of what you do and I thank you.”Sam Fink
Great Neck, NY
Facts about Gypsy Moths as well as Control and Treatment Options
What is a Gypsy Moth?The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a moth that arrived in the United States from Europe in the 1860s.
What does a Gypsy Moth look like?
- Gypsy moth egg masses are tan, teardrop shaped and approximately 1 1/2" long.
- Gypsy moth larvae, or caterpillars, are about ¼" long and are black or brown. As they grow they develop black hairs and colored spots and can reach a length of up to 2 ½".
- Adult Gypsy moths appear in mid-summer. The males are brown, have feathery antennae and can fly. The females are cream-colored and cannot fly.
Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on virtually any type of tree, including:
- Pine trees
- Spruce tree
- Sweetgum tree
- Aspen tree
- Basswood tree
- Hemlock tree
The Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Problem
Gypsy moth caterpillars are voracious eaters. They defoliate millions of acres of trees annually. When they hatch, they feed (mostly nocturnally) on the leaves of trees and shrubs. They can completely defoliate an entire tree in one season. Even a partial defoliation can severely stress a tree, putting it at risk for secondary pests or diseases. Depending on the type of tree and its health, defoliation or repeat defoliation can significantly weaken or even kill the tree. Extreme defoliation can kill a low vigor tree after one year.
Signs of Gypsy Moth Infestation
- Egg masses on tree trunks, outdoor furniture, swing sets, yard tools, lumber and the sides of dwellings
- Caterpillar sightings in late spring
- Holes in leaves
- Gypsy Moth Control Options
Gypsy Moth Treatment and Control Options
The best way to avoid gypsy moth damage is to keep your trees healthy. A strong and vigorous tree is better able to naturally resist attack and survive a gypsy moth infestation. SavATree's gypsy moth control methods including regular fertilization and pruning, and insect treatment if necessary, can protect your precious trees against this highly destructive pest.
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