Tree Tips & Resources
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- Why Trees Are Important
- Tree Hazards - Know the Signs
- Tree Facts
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- 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
Grandson of George Nakashima Gives New Life to Old Trees
Ru Amagasu, grandson of the renowned George Nakashima, has partnered with Sam Willard to form Willard Fine Furniture of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Willard Fine Furniture is a division of the Shearer/Penn Organization, whose tree and lawn care operations merged with SavATree in March 2008.
Ru Amagasu is making his mark by refining and strengthening the work that his elder relation had begun. Integrating modern processes and machinery with old world craft and skills with a chisel, he brings his own fresh and new designs to furniture making. Using the natural burls, curls and figures from the trees, Ru works in collaboration with clients to design tables, cabinets, beds, and chairs of uncommon beauty, strength and history.
Since February 2006, the Company has had commissions from California to New York and as far East as Taiwan. Currently under a 7 month backlog, the company caters mainly to custom commissions but is in the development stages of offering production pieces as well. The production pieces are catering to those clients that prefer “I would rather see it first,” and to those people that want to take advantage of greater efficiencies and the resultant lower price points.
Sustainability is also a critical component of the company’s existence. Already an integrated business with Tree Operations, a sawmill, a lumber company, and a firewood/mulch plant, a furniture company only made sense. In a way, it completes a large “circle” of sustainability that starts when you call SavATree Shearer/Penn. After a tree removal, trees are graded, milled, dried, and then used for furniture. In a time where most trees are either turned straight into mulch or turned into heat, the company does its best to recapture the strength and beauty of these trees by making them into something useful & beautiful for generations to come.
Willard Fine Furniture prides itself on being a very green company and is not interested in trees that do not need to be removed. Three years ago, the now famous “Princeton Elm,” had died and needed to be taken down. Sam’s interest in saving this tree from the mulch plant inspired Sam and his family to take steps to create a furniture company. Sam Willard, a true Octogenarian, is still the sawmill operations manager. Also, he ensures that the staff works, with considerable effort, to minimize its impact to the environment. They present products that have been manufactured with sensitivity from start to finish.
If you have trees that you may like to “recycle” please contact your local SavATree Arborist. He/she can take photos and forward the information to Willard’s. If you would like to know more about Ru and the furniture that they produce, please go to www.willardfinefurniture.com or email him at Ru@willardfinefurniture.com.
SavATree can now offer its clients the unique opportunity to save and turn your special tree, that has to be removed, into beautiful, hand crafted furniture that will last for generations.
Click or call today to arrange a complimentary consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists for tree service, cabling and bracing and tree pruning from SavATree. Contact the office nearest you.
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