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SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn CareKarl Hunter, Branch Manager, ISA Certified Arborist

Territory and Services:

Karl is the Branch Manager of SavATree’s Hadley, MA branch and provides expert tree, shrub and lawn care services to clients in Belchertown, MA and surrounding areas. He is uniquely qualified with his background in forestry to treat tree, shrub and lawn conditions that commonly occur throughout Belchertown, MA. Some popular services that Karl and the team offer to clients include tree removal, tree pruning, lawn, tree, and shrub fertilization, disease management for lawn, tree, and shrub, organic lawn care, lawn seeding and aeration, shrub and hedge trimming, insect treatments including organic mosquito and tick services and deer repellents including our effective and safe DeerTech program. If you are interested in having a Massachusetts licensed arborist come out to your property, contact Karl today to schedule a free consultation!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (413) 835-6052


Karl earned his associate’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation from the State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Ranger School in 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from the State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2017.


Karl started working at SavATree in 2017 as a Plant Health Care Specialist preforming many of the services that he now offers. He also worked on a Tree crew when needed. Karl stepped up into the role of arborist in the September of 2020.


Karl and his wife have two young children. He loves going up into the Adirondacks with his family to camp and hike. Karl is a big Packers fan and also enjoys pyrography, woodworking, hunting, and fishing.

Why did you become an arborist:

“I became an Arborist to continue to grow my career in Forestry. I love being outside and using my degree. I want to work with people to help them keep their green space healthy and improve the environment.”

Industry Involvement/Certifications:

  • ISA Cerified Arborist: NY-6484A

Published Work


Social Network:

Click here to check out Karl’s LinkedIn

What His Client’s are Saying:

“This company did large tree removal for me, and I was impressed with them from start to finish. Here are the reasons why: 1. They have a dedicated administrative back end answering customer phone calls, and assisting their licensed arborists with the administrative aspects of their contracted jobs. 2. They have licensed arborists who are knowledgeable and who project manage their quoted jobs in person and on site with the customer. 3. They have clean and well maintained equipment; no leaking oil from the bucket trucks, and no leaking hydraulic fluid from the brush chippers. 4. The field workers (tree climbers and helpers) were uniformed, respectful, and hard working; these guys were impressive. 5. The field workers did a great job with the clean up of my property after my large trees were removed; blowing and sweeping up. This company’s model works well. Here is how it worked for me for this large tree removal job: 1. Call them and someone actually answers the phone. 2. Make appointment to meet licensed arborist for job quote. 3. Meet arborist at job site to review job. 4. Received quote from arborist via email same day. 5. Day of job arborist is on site with tree crew to review the job. 6. Tree crew does job and arborist follows up with customer upon job completion. This is a good company. I am pleased with their work and I will use them again and refer them to others that I know.” – Stephen Santangelo

Observations in the Field:

April 28, 2022 – Young tree pruning in Torrington, CT

Even young trees need pruning! A small cut now can save you hundreds in the future! Here we are removing a limb to avoid co-dominant stems.


April 15, 2022 – Crack tree in Middlebury, CT

Weakly connected branches are prone to included bark in the branch unions. This can lead to cracking and failure causing damage to people or property. Cabling can reduce risk and help support the tree. Have your Arborist come out and take a look and see if cabling is right for your tree!

April 15, 2022 – Lighting struck tree in Torrington, CT

Ka-boom! Lightning struck this tree out in Torrington CT and blew the bark right off! Worried about your favorite tree? Call your Arborist and ask about lighting protection today.

Dead ash in Bethlehem CT

July 12, 2021 – Another victim of EAB. All that can be done now is to remove the hazardous ash. Have ash on your property? Give us a call and see if we can help it avoid this fate!

Cleaning up after tree removal

July 12, 2021 – Our crew Forman cleaning up after removing 5 Maples for a new home owner in Naugatuck CT.

Territory List:





Lake Pleasant

New Salem