John Stearns, CT Licensed Arborist

Territory and Services:

John operates out of SavATree’s Old Saybrook, CT branch providing professional landscape service including lawn care, shrub care, tree service, and deer and tick services to Deep River, Essex, Chester, East Haddam, and Salem, CT. Some popular services that John and the team offer to clients in the Old Saybrook area include tree pruning and trimming, tree removal, tree fertilization, shrub fertilization, shrub trimming, organic tree and shrub care, lawn seeding, lawn aeration, weed control, organic lawn care, pest control including our organic tick and mosquito treatments and deer repellents including our popular DeerTech program. If you are in need of a certified arborist to maintain or improve the health, beauty and safety of your landscape, contact us today!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (860) 395-0780


John earned his degree in Biology from Boston University.


John started as a plant health care manager in 2014, he has since worked as a Tree Inventory Specialist and Arborist representative in New York and Connecticut. He has worked extensively in the field with injection treatments for Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm disease. Other focuses include treatment of Boxwood blight, root invigoration and girdling root assessment/treatment. John is a ISA certified arborist, and a Connecticut Arborist Supervisor (3D and 3A), Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) and has completed the Northeast Organic Farmers Association accreditation (NOFA). Member of the Housatonic Valley Association.


John is from Old Lyme, CT and he enjoys fishing, cooking, and trivia.

Why He Became An Arborist:

“A childhood full of hiking the preserves and parks of Connecticut inspired an interest in the natural world. After receiving my biology degree, I worked for a bit as a marine biologist before transitioning to the world of aboriculture. This allows me to work outside and constantly learn more about living things.”

Customer Service Philosophy:

“Finding out and solving customer issues. Its easy to throw a million solutions to problems at customers but what’s important is finding out what they care about and solving that problem in the most efficient way.”

Community Involvement:

  • Member of Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA)
  • Member of Lyme Land Trust

Territory List:





Deep River

East Haddam


Gales Ferry






Middle Haddam



N Stonington

North Stonington