HMI ADDS SAVATREE TO AUTHORIZED MEMBER NETWORK

Cary, NC-- Doug Cowles, President and CEO of HMI, announced that SavATree joined its Authorized Member (AM) Network. HMI provides property owners, insurers, and others with a full suite of support services for trees and shrubs, including emergency removals, inspections, cause of loss analyses, and replacement cost calculations. HMI's AMs form a national network of arborists and professional tree care companies that support these products and services. SavATree will support HMI's programs throughout their coverage areas in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC.

"I am pleased to announce that SavATree has joined HMI's network," said Cowles. "SavATree's focus on customer service and professional excellence fits perfectly with HMI's primary objective of establishing high standards in professional tree care. Our growing list of insurance clients indicates that our efforts are paying off and having company's like SavATree join our network helps us meet the growing demand for our AM's services."

"We have observed the development and growth of HMI's network over time." said Dane Buell, SavATree's Director of GTC, Safety and Training. "SavATree has been looking for growth strategies that complement our company's resources and core values. Based on HMI's achievements, we feel that our companies will work well together. We're excited to get involved with HMI and help them promote the value of working with quality tree care companies."

Members of HMI's AM Network provide property owners with risk mitigation services, tree removal/repair and replacement services, and all other services related to tree loss and damage recovery. Other services include reports to support subrogation actions, and replacement costs for lost trees and shrubs. AM Network members receive work referrals and discounted pricing on HMI's treeFacts® Reports. In addition, only HMI's AMs can distribute the treeShield® Service Warranty to their clients.

About HMI: HMI is the only national provider of comprehensive tree and landscaping services that include emergency tree removals; standardized health inspections and average replacement cost analysis of trees for insurance, accounting and legal purposes; tree preservation services; and customized reports and inventories of landscaping. For more information, please visit HMI's web site at www.HMIadvantage.com or call (866) 937-6468.

About SavATree: SavATree, the green choice for tree service and lawn care, provides environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care services to residential, commercial, historic, government properties and more in select parts of CT, DC, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA and VA. Services include: tree pruning, tree fertilizer, insect control, tree disease and more. Organic, traditional and hybrid options are available. For more information, visit www.savatree.com.

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SavATree offers a full range of tree, shrub and lawn services to the following locations:

Connecticut - Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham; Illinois - Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry County, Will; Maryland - Montgomery, Prince George's; New Hampshire - Rockingham; Massachusetts - Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Rockingham, Suffolk, Worcester; Minnesota - St. Paul, White Bear Lake, Still Water, Woodbury, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, Twin Cities; New Jersey - Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union; New York - Bronx, Brooklyn, Columbia, Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester; Pennsylvania - Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Hampshire, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, York; Virginia - Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William; Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin - St. Croix.