David Kolb, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
David is an ISA Certified Arborist working out of SavATree’s Norcross, Georgia branch. He provides expert tree, shrub and lawn care to clients in and around Marietta, Buckhead, Roswell and Lawrenceville, GA. David and the team of professionals working out of the Norcross branch are highly trained to treat and diagnose issues unique to the landscape of the Atlanta, GA area. Some popular services that he offers to clients in the Roswell and Marietta areas include tree removal and take downs, tree pruning and trimming, shrub services including fertilization and trimming, organic lawn care and other organic care options, tree and lawn fertilization, lawn and tree disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment, lawn seeding, lawn aeration and pest control including mosquito and tick treatments. If you would like a qualified arborist to come out to your property and design a custom program unique to your needs and wants, then look no further than the SavATree team. Contact us. We look forward to working with you!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (770) 889-2822
David has been working on landscapes for many years. He is experienced with working on residential and commercial properties and provides excellent tree service and lawn care to clients throughout the Atlanta area.
David attended Wesley College where he earned a degree in Communication.
Industry Involvement, Awards and Certifications:
- ISA Certified Arborist
- 30 Hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Certification
David’s father is from the Netherlands, and his mother is from New York. David enjoys hiking, jogging and swimming.
Why He Became An Arborist:
“I have always loved trees! Becoming an Arborist has changed my life for the better. I love what I do.”
Customer Service Philosophy:
“Clients for life. It is so important for me to have a good relationship with my clients. It is my lifeline.”
Arbor Day at Riverside Elementary School
On Arbor Day 2019, David spent the day with a 2nd grade class at Riverside Elementary School in Suwanee, GA. The children were very engaged and asked many questions as David taught them about the importance of trees. They were also thrilled to receive saplings to plant at their homes!
Atlanta, GA Dogwood Festival
In April 2019, David and some fellow arborists out of our Norcross, GA branch attended the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. It was a great opportunity for the team to connect with members of the community in the Marietta, Roswell and Lawrenceville, GA areas and teach attendees about dogwoods and other trees and plants. If you are looking for any advice regarding your trees, schedule a free consultation with one of SavATree’s certified arborists today!
Observations in the Field:
September 14, 2019 – Grub damage is most evident in August and September. Some of the early signs of grubs include yellowing, weakening of the grass and dead spots throughout the lawn. Turf will lift up like new sod and you may see moles tunneling throughout the lawn, feeding on the grubs. We have great programs that will repair your lawn after being affected by these pests and treatments to both eradicate and prevent grubs from further damaging your yard. Contact us today to schedule a free lawn consultation with one of our certified arborists!
Tree Removal in Marietta, GA
September 14, 2019 – Sometimes clients can’t feel at ease in their own home because of the threat of a giant tree close to their house. We are here to ease your concerns and, in this case, remove this huge oak tree at one of our clients’ properties. We have the talent and equipment to safely and efficiently remove the tree. If you are looking for extremely professional tree service, contact SavATree today!
Ambrosia Beetle Infestation
August 24, 2019 – An ambrosia beetle infestation can cause catastrophic damages and the death to your trees if it goes without treatment. Once an ambrosia beetle infestation is detected, professional treatment and prevention from spreading should begin immediately. Common host tree species for this pest include crape myrtles, magnolias, oaks, willows, peach, plum, cherry, Japanese maples, ash, dogwood, beech, birch, and many other species that can support the ambrosia beetle and the ambrosia fungus. Signs to look out for are wilting of foliage on terminal ends of branches and twigs, terminal dieback, entry holes on the affected trunk, branch, or twig, blackening of the tissue surrounding the entry hole or of the “pith”, which is the nutrient-rich tissue beneath the xylem and phloem in branches, twigs, and stems and sawdust “toothpicks” protruding from the hole being bored into the tree. If you notice any issues like this, please contact SavATree immediately!
Significance of Conks
July 29, 2019 – Woody Decay is one of the most common problems we come across in landscape trees. because decayed trees often threaten human health and property, it is one of the most serious problems we come across. The presence of a conk or mushroom on a living tree is a positive indicator of decay and represents an increase potential for the tree or parts of the tree to break or fail. If you are seeing these mushrooms around the base of your tree be sure to contact us to asses and possibly remove the hazard from your property.
Camellia Leaf Gall in Marietta, GA
April 30, 2019 – Camellias are a very sought after shrub here in Georgia. They have fantastic summer and winter blooms. These shrubs are typically a problem-free shrub, but this spring, many are showing signs of a unique disease called Camellia Leaf Gall. The leaves will thicken up and resemble an orange peel. The disease will spread through the entire plant if left alone. The leaves rupture and spread spores. Prevention is key. Contact your local SavATree arborist if you believe your plants could be infected with any kind of disease.
Flowering Trees are Near Bud Break
March 5, 2019 – The weather is finally turning and we are noticing a lot of flowering trees such as Cherries, Peach, Crabapple and Magnolias starting to bloom. With all the rain we’ve been having here in the Atlanta area, this year is primed to be a big fungal season. These flowering trees are very susceptible to getting a fungal leaf spot that causes premature defoliation and stresses that can attract other insects that can damage the trees. Now is a great time to schedule a consultation with your local SavATree arborist to discuss treatment options!