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Lawn Care & Tree Service Near McLean, VA

Christie Berthiaume, Arborist

Territory and Services:

Christie works out of SavATree’s Sterling, VA office and provides expert tree service and lawn care to clients in the McLean, VA area. Some popular services offered by Christie and the team include tree pruning and trimming, tree removal, tree and lawn fertilization, lawn and tree disease prevention, diagnosis and management, shrub services including fertilization, disease management and removal, organic lawn care and other organic treatment options, lawn aeration, lawn seeding, deer repellents including our popular and effective DeerTech program and pest mangement including organic mosquito and tick control. If you are interested in any services to keep your property healthy, safe and beautiful, then get in contact with Christie and our Springfield, VA team as soon as possible to set up your free consultation!

Phone: (571) 282-2500


Christie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University.


Christie has worked in the green industry since 2012.


Christie grew up in Maryland and now calls Ashburn, VA home. She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

Why She Became An Arborist:

“I became an arborist to merge my love of people and plants.”

Customer Service Philosophy:

“Giving customers the best service is what I strive for.”

Observations in the Field:

Scale in McLean, VA

March 3, 2020 – With all this warm weather, we are already seeing scale and other pests popping up. Please schedule your complimentary consultation with your local arborist to help identify these issues and help you develop a plan of action!

Borer Damage in McLean, VA

February 26, 2020 – This is a great shot of what happens when a tree is being attacked by borers. While trees are still alive their bark is covering these paths the borer is making. These paths are from the borer feeding and causes decline or even death in trees. 

Tree Roots in McLean, VA

February 18, 2020 – When you think about tree roots you might envision roots going deep deep down in the soil. Here is a quick shot showing how the majority of tree roots are in the first 18-24 inches of the soil.

McLean, VA Bulbs Already Sprouting

February 11, 2020 – With all this warm weather we’ve been having, some bulbs are already getting ready for spring! They are ready to bloom!

Tree Tags and Support Systems

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January 23, 2020 – It is very important to promptly remove tree tags as well as support system, once established. This prevents damage from girdling. Unfortunately, we see these a lot on trees that have been planted for 2-3 years too often, and already causing damage. Without these removed the tops of these small trees could have been lost!

Longing for Warmer Weather

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January 17, 2020 – During the colder months, we often long for beautiful, warm weather like it was on the day I took this photo. This beautiful Willow Oak is located on a client’s property in McLean, Virginia. Beautiful trees like this require all year round care. In fact, winter, when trees are in their dormant state, is often the best time to perform tree pruning. Contact SavATree today. You may be surprised how much work actually needs to be completed to maintain the health and beauty of your trees! 

Confused Forsythia in McLean, VA

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January 14, 2020 – All of this warm weather is causing some plants to bloom! This forsythia in McLean is already showing color. With climate change, comes change in how we care for and treat trees, shrubs and lawns. SavATree is committed to continually educating our arborists and crew members so that we can provide our clients with the most professional, safe and effective tree service and lawn care options. If you own a property with trees and plants, then you need to be getting it inspected regularly by a certified arborist. Contact SavATree today to find out how we can help you achieve the landscape of your dreams!

Cable Inspections

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January 10, 2020 – Winter is a great time to get your cables inspected. Can you spot the cable in this tree? If you have trees and shrubs on your property, then you should be hiring an arborist to regularly inspect the health and strength of your trees. Keeping your trees healthy not only leads to a beautiful landscape, but can also keep your home and family safe. Contact SavATree for the best tree, shrub and lawn care services available in the McLean, Virginia area!

Winter Wonderland

January 7th, 2020 – This snow is turning Sterling in a Winter Wonderland!

Wild Carrot

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December 2nd, 2019 – Here is an example of Wild Carrot, a weed we don’t see too often in maintained lawns. It is in the Parsley family and more commonly known as Queen Anne’s Lace. If left untreated this biennial will bloom with white flowers next year.

Fall Nandina

November 12, 2019 – Happy autumn! This nandina is definitely season ready!

Spider Mites in McLean, VA

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September 9, 2019 – It seems like spider mite populations have exploded overnight in McLean, Virginia. If you see this tell-tale sign of stippling, contact us so that we can put together a plan to protect your property from these harmful critters!


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July 18, 2019 – Seeing what looks like white fluff on your plants? Planthoppers are out and about. Although unsightly, they are more of a nuisance than pest when in small numbers. They are able to vector disease between hosts. In large populations, these can severely damage plants with their feeding. If either of these two things are happening with your plants, contact SavATree!

Powdery Mildew in McLean, Virginia

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This is a great example of the easy to identify Powdery Mildew. It is a fungal disease that is caused by many different species of fungi and it affects a wide range of plants. If you spot this fungus on your trees and shrubs contact SavATree, we can help.

Sapsucker Damage in McLean, VA

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May 17, 2019 – This is an extreme example of Sapsucker damage. Sapsuckers, which are a species of Woodpecker, are usually harmless. However, in some cases, these birds have been documented as causing tree mortality. If you notice damage like this, contact SavATree and we can put together a plan to reduce stress to the tree.

Cottony Camellia Scale in McLean, Virginia

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May 10, 2019 – This is Cottony Camellia Scale. Don’t let the name fool you, it can also affect hollies, yews, euonymus, sweetbox, and maple trees. These are the egg masses typically found on the underside of the leaves. Adults, which are tan and 1/8-inch long, will feed on the infected plants and produce a sticky substance called honeydew. This outbreak had it dripping from the leaves. As the honeydew sticks to the leaves, sooty mold will begin to grow. This will cover the leaves and can cause a decrease in photosynthesis. If you see cottony camellia scale, contact your SavATree arborist right away!

Territory List:

Fairfax County
Tysons Corner
West McLean

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