Learn more about SavATree Troy & Metro Detroit Tree Service and Lawn Care Services
Heidi Densmore, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Heidi works out of SavATree’s branch in Troy, MI. She provides comprehensive tree care and lawn services to clients in Troy, MI. Heidi has many years of experience working on properties in the Rochester area and is uniquely qualified to treat commonly occurring tree, shrub, lawn and insect conditions in this area. In addition to her wealth of knowledge, she also strongly emphasizes providing excellent customer service to every client she works with. At SavATree, you won’t be disappointed in the professionalism of our staff and crews. Some popular services that Heidi and the team offer to clients in the Rochester area include tree removal, tree pruning, tree trimming, tree fertilization, tree disease management, organic tree services, lawn seeding, lawn aeration, organic lawn care, weed control, holiday lighting installation and management, pest management including organic tick and mosquito control, shrub and hedge trimming and deer repellents. It is vital to the survival of your trees, shrubs and lawn that your property is regularly assessed by a certified arborist like Heidi. If you would like her to come out to your property to create a customized landscape care program tailored to your needs and wants, reach out today and schedule your free assessment!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (248) 588-0202
Heidi moved to Chicago after graduating from college to pursue a career as a climber. In 2002, she moved back to her hometown to be a tree care foreman, Plant Health Care Technician and, finally, a Consulting Arborist.
Heidi earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Forestry from Michigan State University in 2001.
- ISA Certified Arborist
- ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessment
- Certification for Pesticide Application through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Served the Advisory Board with the Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection for the Arboriculture Society of Michigan
- Volunteer for ReLeaf Michigan to teach local citizens proper tree planting techniques
- Speaker for various Garden Clubs throughout Southeast Michigan
When not at work, you can find Heidi biking, running, enjoying yoga and spending time with her two sons, Owen and Elliot, her daughter, Finley, and her husband, Slater, who also works for SavATree.
What Are Heidi’s Clients Saying?
Michigan State University Career Fair
Heidi and fellow team member, Joe, attended the Michigan State University Career Fair in September 2019. They spoke to students with aspirations to enter into the green industry.
Arbor Day at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, MI
On Saturday, April 27, Heidi participated in the Meadowbrook Hall Woodland Restoration Project for the third year in a row! Heidi had the opportunity to teach others proper tree planting techniques and, along with the other volunteers, she planted over 35 trees! SavATree is proud to participate in Arbor Day events all over the country.
Observations in the Field:
Grocery store parking lot – Troy, MI
March 28, 2023 – This grocery store just opened a few years ago, and this is the third batch of arbovitae that have been planted in the same manner & location. It’s a bummer to see this improper way of planting because the chance of survival is VERY slim. Consider hiring an Arborist to help you select the proper species for the proper location. As well as making sure the plant is properly planted for optimal survival 🌼🌻🌷
The Despairs of an Arborvitae Hedge
November 7, 2019 – I had to detect why this one, very long established arborvitae was in decline. After digging at the base for a few minutes I found the culprit. Someone had the idea to put down thick, heavy duty garbage bags around the root system, all the way up to the trunk of this arborvitae, probably thinking it would be a great weed barrier. Well, thank goodness they got tired after doing the first one because it was essentially a barrier to all things for this one arborvitae. It wasn’t getting water, oxygen or nutrients. Caring for your property isn’t always a DIY project. For professional tree care advice, contact your local SavATree arborist!
November 6, 2019 – When I saw this rhododendron on a property today, I was blown away by its health and size! It was at least 6 feet tall. I’ve only seen them this big out near the east coast or the forests of Virginia.
Japanese Maple Tree Scale
November 6, 2019 – Japanese maple scale is typically found in more southern states, which tells me this tree came in from an out of state nursery (a no-no for optimal health). This scale typically infests the trunk and branches of trees, but have been observed on leaves in heavy infestations. Heavily infested trees will exhibit twig and branch dieback, thinning canopy, and a gradual decline in health. The bark of heavily infested trees will have a bumpy white texture due to scale insect covers. Insecticide applications should coincide with crawler emergence for best control with horticultural oils in fall/spring or insecticide in summer months. Contact your SavATree arborist for the most professional advice on your property!
Pretty Pink Trees in the Woods
November 6, 2019 – I couldn’t guess what these trees were in the woods at first. They had the most peculiar pink leaf I’d ever seen. They were pruned by somebody who really knew what they were doing. On closer look it turned out they were euonymus shrubs that were the size of trees! These pictures do not do these beauties justice! The reason they are pink rather than fire engine red is because they aren’t getting enough sunlight in the woods, but I think they’re rather beautiful.
Brilliant Red Sunset Maple
October 18, 2019 – Glossy green leaves persist on the tree turning orange-red to brilliant red in the fall. Red Sunset grows moderately fast, 45′-50′ high with a 35′-40′ spread. It adapts to a wide range of climates and soils, but requires acid soil and is salt-sensitive. For professional and knowledgeable advice on your trees, contact your local SavATree arborist!
October 1, 2019 – Removing large trees is always very exciting. Although it can be hard to remove trees that have been on your property for decades, or sometimes even centuries, sometimes it is necessary as the threat of tree damage on your property or to your home continues to grow as the tree weakens. Keep your family and home safe. Contact SavATree today for a free health check on your trees!
September 16, 2019 – My sister, Brooke, is one of our new spring hires! She is currently learning chainsaw safety. The safety of our employees and clients is SavATree’s top priority and we continuously train our team members to exceed all industry safety standards. For the most professional tree care, contact SavATree!
Living Root Bridges
September 16, 2019 – There is a tribe in India that has learned how to train the roots of large trees to create natural suspension bridges that can span over 100 feet and last 500 – 600 years. Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. Root bridges have also been observed in the Indian state of Nagaland. Living root bridges have also been created in Indonesia at Jembatan Akar on the island of Sumatra and in the Banten province of Java, made by the Baduy people.
September 11, 2019 – This red maple on one of my client’s properties in Troy, MI had extremely fibrous roots. Several of the girdling roots were removed in hopes of restoring the tree. If you are in need of professional help for your trees, shrubs or lawn, reach out to SavATree today and set up a free consultation with a certified arborist!
Storm Protection for Trees
July 22, 2019 – Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree, but it became a nightmare. The ornamental pear tree species is notorious for its poor branch structure, cross-pollination problems and a stinky smell. The stormy season is here and this tree on one of my client’s properties was damaged in a storm. Protect your pear trees and other ornamentals from splitting like this. Contact your local SavATree Arborist and we can help!
Protect Your American Elm Now!
Don’t wait to protect your gorgeous Elm. Signs which indicate an elm has Dutch elm disease include leaves yellowing or withering before the fall season and dark discoloration on the branches and stems. Your best bet at saving a tree is to interrupt the Dutch elm disease cycle with an injection. Contact SavATree to find out how you can combat this disease.
Proud to Service this Tree
June 28, 2019 – I feel privileged to have pruned & fertilized this majestic 64″ DBH white oak for at least 20 years! It’s an absolute beauty.
Salvaged Red Maple Tree
June 13, 2019 – This young red maple hybrid tree has all kinds of issues that arborists come across quite frequently. Today, this one is saved. If you would like your trees to be saved by a licensed professional, look no further than the SavATree team. Reach out to us today and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our certified arborists.