Elliott Frye, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Elliott operates out of SavATree’s Sterling branch in Loudoun County, VA providing comprehensive tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to Reston and Herndon, VA. Services offered by Elliott and the SavATree team include tree removal, pruning and disease management; shrub pruning, and disease management; lawn fertilization, aeration and seeding, organic lawn care and other organic care options; mosquito and tick treatments and our effective DeerTech program. If you would like to work with Elliott to create a custom program to care for your property based on your specific needs, don’t hesitate to reach out today!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 709-0007
Elliott earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Longwood University.
Elliott has a background working on conventional and organic farms. He began his career at SavATree as a Plant Health Care Specialist and has been with SavATree for six years.
- VA Pesticide Applicator Certificate
- ISA Certified Arborist
Elliott grew up in Loudoun county, VA and has always preferred working with nature. He enjoys all outdoor activities and also has a passion for music and theater.
Why He Became An Arborist:
“I chose to be an Arborist to pursue my goals towards a sustained and protected natural environment.”
Customer Service Philosophy:
“Weather can be unpredictable, but I will be prepared for any circumstance in order to provide the appropriate services for a healthy landscape.”
What are Elliott’s Clients Saying?
Clifton, VA Fall Festival
Elliott represented SavATree at the Annual Clifton Day Fall Festival in October 2019. It was a beautiful day with a great turnout. He ran into current clients and educated new and potential customers about proper tree, shrub and lawn maintenance!
Dumfries, Virginia Charter Day 2019
Elliott attended the town of Dumfries, VA annual Charter Day on May 11, 2o19. This is a family fun event held to celebrate the town’s 1749 charter. Dumfries was the first chartered town in Virginia. Attending this event gave Elliott the opportunity to connect with members of the local community and teach them about proper tree, shrub and lawn care. If you are interested in working with an ISA Certified Arborist, contact SavATree today!
Arbor Day in Manassas, VA
On April 17, 2019, Elliott went to the Bright Starts Daycare and Learning Center in Manassas, VA to give an Arbor Day presentation to the children. He discussed when Arbor Day would happen, how it coincides with Earth Day, what an arborist is, benefits of trees in the environment, tree care safety gear and the Virginia State tree, which is the Flowering Dogwood. The 4 and 5 year old children had lots of fun participating in an Arbor Day Activity that taught them about what things were beneficial for trees. All of the children had lots of fun and learned a lot about our environment, Earth Day and Arbor Day!
Observations in the Field:
March 6, 2020 – Climbing is not easy, but can be successful with the right training and equipment. Spikes are only used during a removal. Ropes and rigging systems are used during pruning, and proper procedures take place especially when working over hazardous areas such as houses. In this photo a climber inspects the canopy while the groundsman observe below. Large trees such as this maple should be pruned and inspected from time to time especially when located in between homes. Contact a certified Arborist from SavATree to help manage safety and risk to encourage the health of your landscape.
Are you Lichen your Trees?
February 26, 2020 – Often times we hear the question, “what is that green stuff growing on my tree?” Ten out of ten times it’s moss, lichen, or both. Lichen is a natural symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae that is not physically hurting the tree. Lichen and moss may not be toxic, but they are a sign of too much moisture and an excessive amount all over the trees and branches is a sign of stress. Research has shown that lichen mass will decrease as a tree’s health improves. To help with shade and moisture, lightly thin out tree branches overhead to allow more sunlight and air flow to reach the bark. Also always be sure that irrigation water doesn’t routinely hit the the base and bark of your trees.
February 19, 2020 – Hate the cold? Well you may have been in luck this winter due to the lack of a hard freeze. This picture was taken in northern Virginia which shows a mature Maple tree already budding. Blooms have also been spotted on Cherry trees, Magnolias, and Bradford Pears. After such a mild winter, we can anticipate an early spring and future issues with disease, insects, and environmental stress. Make sure you contact your certified arborist with Savatree to help prep your trees, shrubs, and lawn for this year!
February 12, 2020 – There are always hazards and obstacles when it comes to Professional Tree Care. Unforeseen acts of Mother Nature such as Lightning can become an issue with large trees on your property. Large tall trees especially within 10 ft of a home can be very dangerous. These trees may acquire a lightning protection system in order to reduce the risk of damage from lightning strikes. Lightning protection systems must be periodically inspected by a qualified arborist. If not inspected and readjusted when needed, the cables from the system can grow into the tree.
Always be on the look out!
January 29, 2020 – A lot of times when trees are leaning, it’s because they’re growing towards sunlight. However, it’s always best to take a closer look. Cracks like this as well as decay in the base could lead to a tree falling down. Always be looking up as well as down, and never hesitate to call a certified Arborist!
January 23, 2020 – The winter is a perfect time to check the health and status of your trees even though they’re currently “leafless.” A certified arborist can assess the current condition to make sure they are safe during the wind storms and cold and freezing season. For the best and most professional tree care in the Reston and Herndon, VA areas, contact SavATree today!
January 14, 2020 – Inspecting a tree from the ground can sometimes be difficult. Often times there are obstacles and hazards that are high up into the tree, such as cavities and decay. Be sure to always contact a certified arborist to decide the best and safest way to proceed.
January 8th, 2020 – At SavATree, we abide by national safety standards in order to secure the safety of our workers, work, and environment. We use a variety of mechanisms such as aerial lifts, pole extensions, and climbing ropes and gear in order to perform proper pruning techniques. The following pictures show a crew setting up and pruning out deadwood that overhangs trails and playground areas.
December 24, 2019 – The decision for removing any tree can become very difficult for an arborist. A technical take-down is recommended when a tree is dead or there are threats to nearby targets such as homes, people, pets, etc. Always be sure to walk around your large trees to inspect the canopy, crown, and base. Just because it has leaves, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything wrong. Trees showing loose bark, conks, decay, and rot should be inspected by a certified arborist.
September 8, 2019 – Adding trees and shrubs to your landscape can add many benefits and value to your property. However, proper planting is crucial to the future success and health of your plants. This can be tricky at times since you do not want to plant too high or too deep. With trees, you want make sure a root flare is visible just above the ground surface. Remove any string, plastic, burlap, etc and never pile mulch against the trunk and base. Stakes for anchor and support can be helpful, but must be checked and removed within a year so they do not girdle into the trunk. For professional advice on proper tree planting, contact SavATree!
September 8, 2019 – Why is this tree oozing? In this scenario, a root from an oak tree was wounded from a lawn mower. The gooey substance seen is know as slime flux. Slime flux is generally caused by common surface-inhabiting bacteria or yeast fungi that invade wounds and live off the nutrients in the tree sap. It attracts several pollinators and beneficial insects acting as a watering hole. It is not deadly, but make sure you monitor your tree and minimize further stresses such as soil compaction. Also contact a SavATree Arborist so they can recommend proper pruning, fertility and health treatments.
July 13, 2019 – Thinking your Arborvitaes and evergreens may be sick? Take a closer look and you may find bagworms. These nasty extra-terrestrial like bugs can lay from 200 to 1,000 bags per tree, leaving it completely bare. If you notice browning like this on your evergreens, contact your local SavATree arborist today!
Attack of the Vines!
June 13, 2019 – Vines can be hazardous and will eventually choke out a tree. Make sure you have a certified crew safely prune out as much as the vines as possible. The pictures seen are a before and after picture of a holly tree that was pruned and cleaned by SavATree. If you would like professional tree trimming like this performed at your property, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local SavATree arborist.
June 13, 2019 – Finding webs and insects crawling around your leaves? Insects such as Japanese beetles and webworms will chew and skeletonize your plants leaves. Before they damage your crops, have your local SavATree arborist come out to diagnose and recommend services. Contact us today!