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David Lesage, ISA Certified Arborist

ISA Certified Arborist

Territory:

David operates out of SavATree’s Mainline branch in Montgomery County, PA, providing comprehensive tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to Collegeville, Royersford, Eagleville, Ambler, Blue Bell, Phoenixville, Fort Washington and Flourtown, PA. Some popular services offered by David and the team to the Blue Bell area include shrub and tree pruning and trimming, shrub, lawn and tree disease treatments, shrub, tree and lawn fertilization, organic lawn care and other organic treatment options, pest control such as mosquito and tick treatments, deer repellents such as our DeerTech program, lawn seeding and lawn aeration. If you would like to have David come out to your property to assess its health and set up a comprehensive tree, shrub and lawn care program customized to your property at no cost to you, give him a call today!

Email: dlesage@savatree.com
Phone: (267) 733-3686

Qualifications:

David has been in the green industry for 15 years, working in landscape design and installation as well as in biological pest control.

Education:

David earned his degree in Horticulture and Plant Science from Mercer County College.

Industry Involvement, Awards and Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • Fertilizer Applicator

Personal:

David lives in Trenton, NJ and enjoys the outdoors and fishing.

Why He Became An Arborist:

“I became an Arborist because I love nature and want to help enhance it wherever possible.”

Customer Service Philosophy:

“I am here to guide the customer in a direction that will suit their needs and the environment in the best possible way.”

Social Network:

Click here to check out David’s LinkedIn profile!

What Are David’s Clients Saying?

“Wow, David, what a team. What professionals. I don’t know if I could exactly say they made it look easy, but very straightforward. Lot of work in the 91 degree heat, but what a competent job they did taking our tree down. Needless to say, I am super glad I went with you guys.”
Dori P., Blue Bell, PA

Observations in the Field:

A Common Pest on an Uncommon Tree

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June 19, 2019 – Certain insects adapt their appearance to make it difficult for predators to find them. Bagworm cacoons, as an example, mimic small evergreen cones to blend in. This bagworm infestation at a shopping center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania is very bizarre due to the fact that it is on a crapapple tree. With a couple of insect treatments this season, the trees will have proper control over the bagworm, but the damage for this season is already done. Contact your local SavATree arborist and protect your trees from infestations like this!

Don’t Strangle Your Trees!

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June 6, 2019 – A lot of times, we get wrapped up in all of the potential pests that can affect our trees that sometimes the simplest solution ends up staring us right in the face. This Cedar in Norristown, PA seemingly browned out overnight. However, after closer observation, I discovered that it had been getting strangled long-term by a metal cage around a part of the trunk. Unfortunately, it was a little too late for this tree, but the neighboring tree, which had a similar metal cage around it still has hope! Always contact a certified arborist from SavATree before performing any tree work.  

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May 28, 2019 – Be careful or you might miss it! Evolution always amazes me. These little worms that feed on pines have adapted their color to match the needles they feed on. Worse yet, they straighten up when anything walks or flies by to mimic the needles they are on. Though they resemble caterpillars, they are actually the larvae of flies, and are easily treated systemically. However, in this case, the damage has been done, but will recover with treatment and feeding.

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May 28, 2019 – It always amazes me how the most innocuous things can cause so much damage. I was called out for a zelkova that had die back in the canopy. The client was convinced it was diseased, only to find that the tree’s own root system was strangling the trunk. A root zone excavation with our air space, and a bioremedy later and this tree is on it’s way to recovery. I would say the majority of a tree’s issues can be resolved if we look down and get to the “root” of the problem.

Emerald Ash Borer Treatments

August 15, 2018 – It is always challenging to convince a person into treating a tree in an effort to save it when there are so many trees around it beginning to die. I have numerous clients that are taking the route of treating their ash trees for Emerald Ash Borer infestations. One of the more frequently asked questions I get is “what if my neighbor does nothing to their trees?” The photo below was taken in Blue Bell, PA. It shows an ash tree that we began treating when I found EAB on the neighbor’s trees. We applied a trunk injection treatment last year and you can see how well the tree is doing in comparison to the neighbor’s tree, which may not leaf out next year. This is a true testament to the viability of the treatment being used.

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Lantern Fly 

June 15, 2018 – In the northern end of Montgomery County, PA, we have spotted lantern fly becoming a major issue for a wide variety of trees. These insects affect an array of trees including fruit trees, ornamental flowering trees, as well as large oak, maple and ash trees. Because of the array of trees they attack, the treatment methods must also range. The younger instars (black with white spots) on ornamental trees are easily controlled with horticultural oil treatments, whereas the older insects on fruit trees need to be controlled in a different way to allow the fruit to be consumed. Larger trees require a material that the tree absorbs systemically to control feeding in the parts of the canopy that can’t be reached with foliar applications. This is an example of what makes this work interesting. Some tree problems require a different solution even if it is being affected by the same pest.

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Checking for Ticks

June 15, 2018 – My kids and I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking in the woods. I try to be as vigilant as I can looking for ticks on them afterwards. Having personally dealt with Lyme disease when I was younger, it is important to stay on top of this. It becomes a bit daunting when you consider the size of the tick that causes the problem. The photo of the tick in question gives you an idea of the scale, as well as the chore, that comes with trying to find them. This was found in Valley Forge National Park, but frankly could be “Anywhere,” PA as cases of Lyme disease are being reported in every county in our state. Good to know SavATree has an organic method of controlling these things that is the most effective I have seen.

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Territory List:

Chester County
Academy Life
Eagle
Kimberton
King of Prussia
Norristown
Uwchland
Valley Forge

Montgomery County
Ablington
Ambler
Ardsley
Baederwood
Bethayres
Blue Bell
Broad Axe
Cedarbrook
Cedars
Center Square
Collegeville
Colmar
Conshohocken
Dresher
Earlington
Elkins Park
Erdenheim
Flourtown
Fort Washington
Glenside
Graterford
Gulph Mills
Gwynedd
Harleysville
Hatboro
Hatfield
Hollywood
Huntingdon Valley
Jarrettown
Jenkitown
King of Prussia
Kulpsville
Lafayette Hill
Lamott
Landsdale
Laverock
Lederach
Lower Gwynedd
Lower Salford
Mainland
Maple Glen
Meadowbrook
Melrose
Melrose Park
Miquon
Montgomery Township
Montgomeryville
Norristown
North Hills
North Penn
North Wales
Ogontz Campus
Oreland
Penllyn
Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Valley
Prospectville
Rockledge
Roslyn
Rydal
Salford
Souderton
Spring House
Telford
Trappe
Trooper
Tylersport
Unisys
Upper Dublin
Upper Gwynedd
Upper Moreland
Valley Forge
West Conshohocken
Willow Grove
Worcester
Woxall
Wyncote
Wyndmoor
Zieglerville

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