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“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
Why Storm Damage Happens
Trees falling on houses, across roads or taking out power lines are common news headlines after major storms. This gives the misimpression that trees are dangerous. What is often overlooked is that there usually is an underlying reason why trees fall or break.
Underlying Causes that Can Lead to Down or Damaged Trees
Healthy trees can cope quite successfully with the additional loads put on them during storms. So then, why do we see so much damage following, for example, a wind storm? To find an answer to this question we must first understand what causes trees to fall and break. There are several contributing factors including the extent of a defect, tree type (some species are more susceptible than others), age (older trees tend to be more vulnerable), site characteristics (rock ledges, saturated or eroded soils) and wind patterns.
The causes of failure are commonly broken up into non-infectious and infectious.
Poor Tree Structure
During site inspections, we encounter a good number of trees that have poor structure consisting of multiple trunks competing with each other. When this happens, included bark is formed. This situation can be prevented through proper maintenance when the trees are young (also referred to as developmental pruning). Mature trees with this type of defect can often be cabled or braced.
This damage is most frequently the result of some form of soil excavation. In these cases, prevention consists of keeping potentially harmful objects (i.e. construction equipment, vehicles, tools, etc.) a safe distance from the tree roots. A rule of thumb is to stay as far away as the projection of the furthest branch.
Often the result of an injury that lends itself as a breading ground for opportunistic fungi in the tree. Detecting decay is now done using an instrument called a resistograph which can even reveal a decay pocket invisible from the outside.
Anchoring roots can die off while a tree still appears healthy because it is able to send out enough adventitious roots to keep itself supplied with water and minerals. However, the loss of anchoring roots leaves the tree vulnerable. Fortunately, here too, arborists can perform a basal examination to determine if the roots are affected by decay.
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