For Immediate Release – May 15, 2007
Princeton, NJ —May 15, 2007—An estimated $25,000 of historic tree services was donated to the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) at the Updike Farmstead in Princeton NJ, on May 15th by the SavATree management team. The team of volunteers, comprised of tree care managers from the corporate office as well as 18 branch locations, chose this site for their annual community service project.
The HSP takes great pride in this property which is also home to the Bainbridge House, barns, chicken coops, and a windmill. However, there was a significant amount of pruning necessary that could only be reached from large industrial bucket trucks. The management team removed unwanted vines and pruned various trees from the six acre property that included beautiful mature trees such as oaks, dogwoods, fruit trees and huge conifers.
After nearly eight hours of tree pruning, with dozens of volunteers and multiple trucks, hundreds of branches lined the grounds, nearly stretching across the entire property. The SavATree team chipped the remaining branches and removed the debris from the location.
Craig Decker, District Manager of SavATree said, “The day couldn’t have been more beautiful. It was 83 degrees out, breezy, and sunny. We accomplished a lot of reclamation. The property had a 5 tree apple orchard that was completely over grown. We knocked down the overgrown vegetation and reclaimed the orchard. We also reclaimed a small garden which will be used as an educational area for children.”
“We choose this location because of its historical importance in Princeton,” said Vice President Luann O’Brien. “The Updike Farmstead is a living part of the Princeton community and we are proud to continue maintenance on such an important property.”
SavATree’s team of managers has been undertaking large scale community service projects annually since 2002. “It is important to get our management team out in the field to contribute to the communities we serve,” Luann added. Previous years’ tree service projects have included St. Paul’s at Ground Zero, Liberty Island, The Children’s Village, and Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project.
Volunteers included historic tree service experts from Bedford NY, Basking Ridge NJ, Beverly Farms MA, Old Brookville NY, Mashpee MA, Chantilly VA, Danbury CT, Lincoln MA, Conshohocken PA, Mamaroneck NY, Manassas VA, Mountainside NJ, Norwalk CT, Princeton NJ, Rockville MD, Old Saybrook CT, Southampton NY, Windsor CT, and Wyckoff NJ.
Nearly three years ago the Historical Society of Princeton acquired the historic Updike Farmstead in Princeton Township, NJ. Acquisition of the farmstead allows the Historical Society to expand Bainbridge House capacity for exhibitions and will grant greater access to its collections both on view and in storage. Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead together will help tell the stories of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.
The Historical Society of Princeton is the only organization that preserves and interprets the richly diverse history of the Princeton NJ area. It is headquartered in historic Bainbridge House, located at 158 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ, and open to the public, free of charge, from March through December, and weekends only in January and February. The library is open on Tuesday and Saturday from 1 P.M. until 4 P.M. with a nominal fee for non-members. For more information about The Historical Society of Princeton phone (609) 921-6748.
About SavATree: SavATree proudly provides stewardship for the properties they serve and the environment, promoting a sustainable landscape and the unique relationship between people and their surroundings. This premier tree service, shrub and lawn care company has been enhancing and preserving resident, business and community properties for over 20 years. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in arboriculture and green program options to help them maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. Services include tree pruning, disease diagnosis, tree removals, insect and mite treatments, lawn care and more, with organic program options using Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) listed materials and ingredients allowed by the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA) organic land care program. SavATree is one of the few companies to receive the prestigious accreditation of the Tree Care Industry Association. They currently operate in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please contact us.
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