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
White Oak Tree Care and Diseases
White Oak Tree Care, Service and Tips
Any Northeast property that has tree life is likely to have a specimen of the ubiquitous and noteworthy white oak tree (quercus alba). This variety of oak tree sometimes lives for over six hundred years. In the wild white oak trees are known to grow very tall with enormous branches sticking out at broad angles. Despite its name, the white oak tree is characterized by a grayish and scaly bark marked with shallow rivets. In general, a mature white oak tree will range from 85-100 feet. Oftentimes its large width is equal to its height.
White oak tree flowers appear in May during leaf growth, appearing like single spikes among the leaves. They are a few inches long, bright yellow, and hairy. Male flowers will grow to be green, while female flowers are reddish. Its young spring leaves are silvery pink and covered in a light down. The petioles (stalk of a leaf, where the blade attaches to the stem) are short and the leaves near the end of the shoots are pale green with a similar down covering. They maintain this frosty appearance for several days before going through a color cycle of soft pink, to grayish white and eventually light green. When white oak leaves mature, they turn a deep glossy green before darkening to reddish brown in autumn. Another distinct characteristic of white oak tree is the change in bark texture. Midway up the tree it transitions from its riveted look to overlapping plates.
The wood of the white oak tree has long been considered ideal for a wide variety of purposes. It's used frequently in Japanese martial arts. The great density and strength make it unlikely to splinter if broken. The United States Constitution is made from white oak! Its history in North America reaches back even further. Native Americans used to boil and eat the acorns. The white oak tree is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois, and Maryland.
If you’d like to establish white oak trees in your landscape, we can connect you with a pre-vetted landscape expert that can help you purchase and plant new white oak trees. For a complimentary consultation with a certified arborist, contact the location nearest you.
Tree Service and Care for the White Oak Tree
The white oak tree is hardy and comfortable in different habitats, including highlands and valley beds with dry or moist conditions. This variety of oak tree can do well in residential neighborhoods where the environment can be monitored and controlled. However, without tree service, white oak trees do not flourish easily in urban conditions where changes in soil level and compaction often occur. It does best in deep, coarse, wet, well-drained and slightly acidic soil. White oak trees work well as a shade tree due to its width and branch strength. They very rarely drop. Furthermore, of all oak tree varieties, white oak trees are the most resistant to disease and insects.
Click or call today to arrange a complimentary consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists for tree service, tree fungus treatment and tree pruning for your white oak tree. Contact the office nearest you.