Rafael Acevedo, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Rafael operates out of SavATree’s Lincoln branch in MA and also provides comprehensive tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to Lexington, MA and surrounding areas. Some popular services offered by Rafael and the Hanover team include tree pruning, tree and lawn disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, tree removal and take downs, tree and lawn fertilization, organic lawn care and other organic care options, pest control including tick and mosquito treatments, lawn seeding, lawn aeration and deer repellents. Call Rafael today if you are in the Hanover area and are in need of any professional tree or lawn care services for your property!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (781) 878-2304
Rafael has been in the Tree Care industry for over 26 years, has been a crew leader on a tree crew for most of his career, Bucket operator, and PHC technician.
Industry Involvement and Certifications:
- ISA Certified Arborist
Rafael Lives In Norwood, MA and enjoys Deep Sea sport fishing, sports and the outdoors.
Why He Became an Arborist:
“I’ve always liked the outdoors. I enjoyed watching a climber take down a large tree and I decided to try it and I became very good at it. The following year I was competing in climbing competitions.”
Customer Service Philosophy:
“Providing professional and quality service to our clients and meeting all there expectations.”
What are Rafael’s Clients Saying?
Like many of SavATree’s arborists, Rafael attends events to make connections with local members of the community. Here he is pictured speaking with an area local at the Concord Museum Garden during a tour.
Observations in the Field:
October 2, 2019 – The mimosa webworm can infest a locust tree very quickly and do significant damage. Homadaula anisocentra, also known as the mimosa webworm, is a species of moth in the family Galacticidae. It is considered a pest of ornamental plants. They attack the leaves of mimosa and honeylocust. This species was introduced into the United States from China in the 1940s. If you need treatment for pests like this, contact SavATree right away!
October 2, 2019 – I thought this was a pretty cool site. While showing my crew their work for the day, I walked upon this funnel spider web.The notorious grass spider funnel web weavers construct funnel-shaped webs near to the ground in which to trap their prey. Once the prey is trapped, the grass spider can quickly crawl over and inject it with venom. If you see one don’t step on it! Spiders need to eat too.
Crimson King Maple
October 2, 2019 – This treatment is known as Arbor balance. It is a plant growth regulator, stunting the overall growth on the outside, while enhancing the overall size of the root system. History hasn’t been pruned in 3 years. This is a great treatment when you’re trying to make your Ornamental Shade Tree fit where you would like it in your urban environment! Contact SavATree today for great advice on caring for your property.
October 2, 2019 – It’s not common that it happens, but this warm trend in New England appears to have this crabapple tree confused. Nevertheless, it’s pretty to see a crabapple tree blooming in October!
September 19, 2018 – This was a cool find. I’ve been In the tree care industry for a pretty long time and I’ve only seen these Dogwood Sawflies a few times. In large numbers, they can do significant damage. However, in the Northeast they are hardly seen due to the harsh winters. Sawfly larvae have chewing mouth parts that leave holes in the leaves. Some species of Sawfly leave a very characteristic feeding damage called windowpaning. Basically, they eat the green part of the leaf, leaving a fine layer of clear leaf tissue. Older damage browns and can sometimes look like a disease lesion. The Dogwood Sawfly, Macremphytus sp., is an interesting Sawfly because the second larval instar (stage in the larval development between molts) is covered in a white waxy covering and the last larval instar is yellow and black. The female Sawfly inserts her eggs into the leaf in rows along the leaf veins. The eggs hatch into the caterpillar-like larvae that feed on the leaves.