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Sarah Maitland, ISA Certified ArboristAnthem az arborist

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn CareTerritory and Services:

Sarah works out of SavATree’s Phoenix, Arizona branch. She provides expert tree service and shrub care to clients in North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Mountain, Desert Highlands, DC Ranch, Troon, Grayhawk, Kierland, Desert Ridge, and Anthem, AZ. Sarah and the team of professionals here at SavATree are uniquely qualified to handle issues and conditions specific to the Phoenix area of Arizona. Along with her team, Sarah offers clients many professional tree and shrub services including tree removal, tree pruning, tree disease management, tree fertilization, shrub and hedge trimming, shrub fertilization and organic tree and shrub care services. Additional services include HomeShield pest barrier and holiday decor installation and management. If you are in need of a certified arborist, the experts at SavATree are here to help. Whether you would like to maintain the beauty of your property or restore the health of your trees and shrubs, contact us and schedule your free consultation!

Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: (602) 788-0005
Cell Phone: (602) 400-7503


Sarah has been involved in the Horticulture Industry since the 1980’s. Her focus in Arboriculture began in 2002.


Sarah has gained a massive amount of knowledge in the green industry by continuing her education for many years. Her educational experiences include:

  • American Society of Consulting Arborist Academy, 2010
  • University of Arizona – Desert Turf Grass School, 2010
  • Horticulture degree from Arizona State University, 2005 – 2007
  • Desert Botanical Gardens Desert Landscape School, 2005 – 2006
  • ISA Continuing Education Arborist & Horticulture, 2002 – 2018
  • Computer Science degree from Rock Valley College, 1984 – 1986
  • Associates of Science in Horticulture from Kishwaukee College, 1980
  • Degree in Horticulture from Northern Virginia Community College, 1977

Industry Involvement/Awards/Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Member of the Board of Directors, ISA Western Chapter
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualified
  • PNW-ISA Tree Risk Assessor
  • AZ Department of Agriculture – Division of Pest Management – Qualifying Party
  • Licensed Applicator – Turf & Ornamental, Right of Way/Weeds
  • Arizona Nursery Association – Certified Nursery Professional
  • Arizona Landscape Contractors Association’s “Landscape Contractor of the Year” in 2011
  • Certified Landscape Professional
  • Sustainable Management Professional
  • Certification in Electric Hazard Training
  • Desert Botanical Gardens’ Certified Desert Landscaper
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Technical and Research Experience:

  • Organic, fertilization, soil treatment and PH adjustments
  • Fertigation injectors and equipment
  • Growth regulators for olive production and growth reduction of trees and shrubs
  • Root excavation, pruning and correction with Air Spade
  • Landscape design and installation

Teaching Experience:

  • Arizona Association of Community Manager, 2009 – 2014
    • Environmental Awareness
    • Sustainable Landscape Management
  • Arizona Landscape Contractors Association , 2012
  • Sustainable Landscape Management – Curriculum and Certification Development, 2015
  • Sustainable Landscape Management¬† Certification Course, 2015
  • Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Course
  • Desert Horticulture Conference – Presenter, Roots, 2011
  • OPM Saguaro Continuing Education Conference and Expo – Presenter, Integrated Pest Management, 2009
  • Pruning Instructor for Maricopa County Master Gardening Class, 2003 – 2005
  • University of Arizona Citrus Clinic – Greenfield Nursery, 2001 – 2011
  • APS and SRP Tree Planting Clinics Instructor, 2011 – 2019


Sarah enjoys gardening, camping and hiking.

Why She Became an Arborist:

“I learned a love for nature as a child from my grandfather who was a botanist. I have always loved trees.”

Customer Service Philosophy:

“Listen and determine how to meet the customer’s needs and provide the best arboriculture recommendations and service.”

Territory List:



Cave Creek

Desert Hills

New River


Rio Verde