Tree Tips & Resources
- Choosing a Tree Service Company
- Why Trees Are Important
- Tree Hazards - Know the Signs
- Tree Facts
- Tree Quotes
- Insect Control
- Selecting the Right Tree Variety
- Tree Varieties
- Tree Reflections
- Shrub Identification
Lawn Tips & Resources
“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
Japanese Maple Trees
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties and Tree Care Service
Japanese maple trees (Acer palmatum) are perhaps one of the most vibrant and familiar trees in the Northeast. Their spectacular seasonal color, leaf variation, diverse shape, size and texture add richness to many landscapes. Due to their versatility and range of characteristics, one doesn't have to look far to find a Japanese maple tree to fit their landscape needs. With proper selection and regular tree service, Japanese maple trees can flourish in various settings including sun, shade; in gardens, containers and bonsai.
Maple Tree Varieties
The Japanese have cultivated the maple tree since the early 1600's. Currently there are hundreds of different Japanese maple trees. Growers continue to breed the maples ensuring exciting new hybrids and varieties. The main varieties of maple trees we will focus on here are the upright and the weeping lace-leaf maple.The foliage of both the upright maple tree and the lace leaf maple tree can be intense fire red, deep cherry, maroon, dark orange, bold green or even variegated (variegation occurs from the plants lack of chlorophyll production and can range from subtle specks on the leaves to whole leaves being pink-white-yellow). Depending on the cultivar, spectacular color changes can be seen throughout the spring, summer and fall including shades of orange, deep gold and purple in a breathtaking display. In some varieties, the barks of these two maples also can be red, green or spotted providing unique winter interest in a landscape.
Tree Service for Japanese Maple Trees
The upright maple tree makes a grand statement standing between 15' and 30' tall with a unique branching effect. It makes a wonderful ornamental that can be trained, through tree pruning service, to maintain its form and size. In contrast, lace leaf maples (Acer palmatum var. dissectum), which rarely stand more than 5 feet tall, are characterized by their striking weeping/ cascading form and serrated leaves.
Tree service for Japanese maple trees is uncomplicated. Although they appear delicate, these maple trees are actually quite hardy and are fairly easy to grow and maintain. The Japanese maple tree adapts well to most soils, but the soil should drain well to avoid excessive root moisture. Regular watering of young trees is important, whereas mature maples can withstand dry spells. Japanese maple trees have few pest or disease issues that require frequent tree service, further adding to their appeal. When selecting a maple remember to consider size, form, shape, color combinations and planting location to achieve the most dramatic and harmonious effect on your property.
If you’d like to establish maple tree varieties in your landscape, you can arrange a complimentary consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists for tree service, tree fertilizer and tree pruning from SavATree. Click here to contact the office nearest you.