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ISA Certified Arborist Peter Hart, ISA Certified Arboristreston va tree service


Peter operates out of SavATree’s Sterling, VA branch. He provides expert tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to clients in Reston, Oak Hill and Herndon, Virginia. Peter is a customer service oriented professional with years of experience working as an arborist in Farifax County and is uniquely qualified to treat commonly occurring landscape conditions in the area. Some popular services that Peter, along with the rest of the team out of the Sterling branch offer to clients throughout Reston and Herndon include tree removal, tree pruning, tree trimming, tree and lawn fertilization, lawn and tree disease management, organic lawn care, lawn seeding, lawn aeration, weed control, tick and mosquito treatments, shrub and hedge trimming and deer browsing prevention services including our safe and effective DeerTech program. If you are interested in working with a certified arborist, look no further than the professionals on the SavATree team. Peter will come out to your property and create a custom tree, shrub and lawn care program suited to your unique needs and wants. Get in contact with us today to schedule a free consultation!

Phone: (703) 709-0007


Peter earned his degree in Arboriculture from the University of Massachusetts.


Peter has been working as an arborist since 1979, giving him a wide range of experience and knowledge in the industry.

Industry Involvement/Awards/Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Massachusetts Certified Arborist

Why He Became an Arborist:

“I became an arborist because I have had an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of trees and nature since  childhood.”

Customer Service Philosophy:

“My philosophy is to provide customers with services when I promise to do them at the price I quoted them.”

Community Involvement:

Peter volunteers for the Living Legacy Tree Planting Program. With them, he plants trees along a national scenic byway for fallen soldiers.

Observations in the Field:

Borer Frass in Reston, VA

Tree Care in Reston, VA

September 1, 2019 – Borers are a type of insect that aggressively tunnel through the wood of trees. They can affect many different species of trees and can severely harm or kill the host. This tree is covered in borer frass, which are the sawdust-like excrements left as they bore through the wood. At the first sign of borer infestation, trees must be treated immediately or this tiny insect can have a large and devastating impact. For more information on borers and protecting your trees, contact your SavATree arborist today!

Construction Impact in Herndon, VA

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August 28, 2019 – A sudden change in topography, hydrodynamics and soil compaction ended this mature white oak’s life in one season. This tree was over 150 years old and needed to be taken down. This is why it is so important to hire a certified arborist to regularly take care of your trees. Contact SavATree for all of your property care needs!

Results of Girdling Roots

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August 14, 2019 – Girdling roots are a very common, potentially deadly condition for your trees. Frequently cause by improper planting or transplanting, girdling roots choke the the tree, restricting the flow of water and nutrients. As you can see from this photo, the tree in question is severely thinning out near the top branches. If you notice a problem like this with one or more of your trees, reach out to us immediately and we may be able to turn the health of your tree around!

Lichens in Reston, VA

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August 8, 2019 – Many clients ask whether or not lichens can harm their tree. The answer is NO! Lichens are created by the symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae. The fungus grows on the tree and collect moisture, which is needed by the algae. The algae returns the favor by using the energy from the sun to create food for the fungus. The lichen itself does not cause harm to the tree, but some consider it very unsightly. If you are not happy with the way your tree looks, contact your local SavATree certified arborist. We will help you to understand the safest, healthiest ways to make your trees look how you want them to look!

Be Careful Who You Hire

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July 25, 2019 – This client’s tree was damaged by a contractor they hired. He began to cut the base of this beautiful Kousa dogwood tree with a chainsaw before changing his mind halfway through. Hire a team of licensed professionals. Contact SavATree today for all of your tree, shrub and lawn care needs. 

Wasp Nest

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July 16, 2019 – At SavATree, it’s not only important for us to look out for our clients, it is also essential that we keep our employees safe. As an arborist, before beginning any tree work, we must fully assess the conditions and hazards associated with the job. I found this large wasp nest in one of my client’s trees before performing a general tree care job and was able to alert my crew to keep them safe!

Hazard Tree

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This crack appeared suddenly on his leaning Red Oak in Herndon, VA. This is a hazard and the tree needs to be removed immediately to prevent damage to your home, property or family. Keep an eye out for issues like this with your trees. When they do occur, don’t hesitate to contact SavATree.

Biotic Disorder & Decline

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June 26, 2019 – These beautiful white oak trees are in an irreversible state  of decline and will eventually die due to soil compaction from heavy equipment. This will depreciate the client’s property value and affect the aesthetic of the yard. To properly protect your trees in the event of construction and other work, contact SavATree and a certified arborist can help you take preventative measures to save your tree before it gets to this point.

Aphid Damage

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June 17, 2019 – Take a look at these distorted leaves. This morphing is caused by aphids, a small sap-sucking insect that feeds on a wide variety of plants and trees. This pest multiplies rapidly, so it must be controlled before reproduction starts. Contact your local SavATree arborist today if you notice any abnormal leaves in your garden!

Spider Mites in Herndon, VA

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June 17, 2019 – I spotted these tiny pests on an Emerald Green Arborvitae in Herndon, Virginia, slowly browning out the green growth. Spider mites can be very difficult to detect thanks to their minuscule size. They feed on plants, causing them to yellow or brown. Severe infestations can lead to significant damage or death for the plant. Contact your local SavATree arborist to have your shrubs and trees inspected for pests like this regularly! 

Azalea Lace Bug

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June 3, 2019 – Another infestation spotted here in Virginia. The lace bug feeds on an azalea on one of our clients’ properties. This pest lives and feeds on the underside of leaves. They can cause irreversible damage to trees and plants. It is important to address this issue immediately. Contact your local SavATree arborist to schedule a free assessment of your plants and trees. 

White Prunicola Scale Infestation

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June 3, 2019 – This White Prunicola Scale was found on a Cherry Laurel on one of our clients’ properties here in Northern Virginia. Pests like these can severely damage plants to the point where removal may be required. Protect the precious plant life on your property with the help of a certified arborist. Contact SavATree today!

Tulip Poplar Aphid Aggravation

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May 22, 2019 – The tiny white bugs pictured above can be much more destructive than you may think. These are aphids and, in this photo, they are feeding on a tulip poplar leaf. This is a major cause of aggravation with our clients right now. Aphids can yellow leaves in small groups and, in larger groups, can turn them completely brown and cause them to fall off the tree. Don’t let this happen to your treasured trees. Contact your local SavATree arborist and we can help detect the problem before it’s too late!

Territory List:

Fairfax County
Oak Hill

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