For Immediate Release - March 29, 2004
First SavATree Sensational Scholarship Winners Announced
Bedford Hills, New YorkMarch 29, 2004SavATree, a leader in providing quality tree and shrub care in the Northeast, is helping students climb higher! Jonathan Dubé of Central, SC and Gregory Shinn of Wall, NJ were each awarded $2,500 scholarships to help complete their studies in Horticulture.
The SavATree Sensational Scholarship Program was developed to reward students with a strong passion for the environment and the outdoors and who possess an impressive combination of academic and non-academic credentials. Daniel van Starrenburg, President of SavATree/SavaLawn states, “We believe that investing in today’s students helps build a wealth of arboricultural and horticultural enthusiasts to preserve and enhance our outdoor surroundings for future generations to enjoy.”
Jonathan Dubé is a senior at Clemson University. He is president of the horticulture club and Golden Key International Honor Society Member. His interest in plants started as a young child, enjoying the family garden and harvesting vegetables. His exciting work experience first at a local orchard caring for fruit crops and then building his own lawn/landscape business solidified his desire to pursue a career in horticulture. Dubé states, “One of my greatest satisfactions in life is to design and install a beautiful landscape and watch it grow. The SavATree Scholarship will allow me to finish my degree and study Urban Forestry abroad this summer.”
Gregory Shinn is a senior at Delaware Valley College focusing on ornamental horticulture. He is president of the Interclub Council, an Eagle Scout, Volunteer Firefighter and Community Educator at the Philadelphia Flower show for the past three years. Also exposed to gardening and nature at an early age, Shinn appreciates the intangible benefits plants provide. “I think that by pursuing a career in horticulture I can continue to bring aesthetic beauty into many lives while maintaining the health of the environment,” he notes.
SavATree is proud to support the next class of landscape enthusiasts. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our communities by enhancing the environment while enjoying our careers and taking pride in what we do.
About SavATree: SavATree has been providing environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. SavATree currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. SavATree’s services include pruning, disease diagnosis, removal, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, integrated lawn care and more. For more information, please contact us.