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
Oak Tree Care and Diseases
Oak Tree Varieties, Disease Diagnosis, Treatment & More
A noble American tree, oak trees are found in many landscapes and communities, adorning us with their stature and shade. There are nearly 400 different species of oaks, both deciduous and evergreen. Some of the most common species found in the Northeast include the Red Oak, White Oak and Black Oak. Depending on the species, oak trees can have gray, scaly bark or black furrowed bark. Leaves are typically green and can be serrated or rounded, turning red in the fall. The yellowish-brown flower of the oak tree is produced in the spring and is called a catkin. Acorns are the fruit housing the seed which is enjoyed by squirrels and other wildlife.
How to Grow Oak Trees: Oaks are durable trees which prefer rich, well-drained soil and have a long life span if given the proper care and room to grow.
Size of an Oak Tree: Oak trees range from 60-70 feet with spread 40-50 feet
Oak Tree Care and Service
Watering, pruning and using oak tree fertilizer on a regular basis will help keep oak trees healthy and better able to tolerate stress, insect and disease conditions or other tree problems.
Newly planted oak trees benefit from ArborKelp®, SavATree’s exclusive seaweed biostimulant fertilizer which aids in tree establishment, promotes root growth and heightens stress tolerance.
Mature and established trees benefit from oak tree fertilizer feedings of organic-based macro and micronutrients for the nutrition necessary to sustain their health.
If you’d like to establish oak trees in your landscape, we have access to consulting arborists that can help you select, purchase and plant new oak trees. For a complimentary consultation with a certified arborist to discuss the oak tree varieties that would work best in your landscape contact the location nearest you.
Oak Tree Pruning
Lateral, wide spreading branches give oak trees their strength and broad crown. A young oak tree should be pruned to develop a strong central leader. Mature and developing trees should be pruned to remove dead or broken branches. Tree pruning helps promote healthy growth and structural integrity.
Your SavATree certified arborist is equipped with the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to keep your oak trees healthy, beautiful and safe. Contact us today for information on tree pruning or any of our other oak tree care services.
Common Oak Tree Problems
- Lace bugs
- Leaf miners
- Twig pruner
Oak Tree Diseases:
- Powdery mildew
- Root rot
- Canker disease
- Bacterial Leaf Scorch
- Leaf blister
Symptoms of Oak Tree Diseases & Pests:
- Discolored or spotted foliage
- Dead or dying foliage or branches
- Thinning canopy
- Shelf mushrooms
- Wet patches on trunk
- White coating
Many of these insect and disease conditions can weaken the tree and lead to tree death if not treated. If you suspect a problem with your trees, call a SavATree certified arborist right away for an evaluation and treatment options. Our oak tree care experts can help protect your trees and keep your landscape beautiful.
Diseased photo: Shelf-Mushroom by Joseph-O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org