For Immediate Release – December 23, 2003
Manchester, New Hampshire—December 23, 2003—Excellence is the lifeblood of any profession. In the commercial arboriculture (tree care) profession, exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to high quality tree maintenance define excellence.
A local tree care company, SavATree, distinguished itself this year by being one of 19 winners worldwide of the 2003 Excellence in Arboriculture Award. The company won the Heritage Award.The company’s project was called, “Millennium Park,” and it was entered in the, “Tree Maintenance, Commercial over $10 thousand” category.
SavATree donated their services to care for a small grove of trees in Manhattan, two blocks from where the World Trade Centers fell. As treasured as they might be, the reality was that the young trees in Millennium Park had inherently poor structure and were in need of a lot of help. SavATree restored them to a more natural condition. Additionally, structural modifications were started and will continue to accommodate traffic flow and signage issues. By performing this type of pruning while the trees are small, the need to make disfiguring pruning decisions in the future is greatly reduced.
Now in its tenth year, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Excellence in Arboriculture program recognizes and celebrates commercial arborist firms that have demonstrated excellence in their work.
The Excellence program considers projects involving general tree maintenance, tree relocation, tree preservation on construction sites, and technical rigging. The Judges’ Award is bestowed on projects outside the scope of the Excellence program. The program recognizes companies that do pro bono tree maintenance for trees with historic significance or in conjunction with Arbor Day, respectively with its Heritage Tree and Arbor Day awards.
TCIA is a trade association made up of over 1800 tree care company members primarily in the U.S., but also in the UK and throughout the world. For more information or photos for the Excellence Program, or for more information about the TCIA, please contact Peter Gerstenberger at 1-800-733-2622. Please contact Dane Buell at SavATree, 914-241-4999, for more information on “Millennium Park.”
About SavATree: SavATree has been providing environmentally sensible tree care, shrub and residential lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. SavATree currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. SavATree’s services include tree trimming, disease diagnosis, removal, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, turf management and more. For more information, please contact us.
SavATree provides tree service in the following areas:
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Andra Smarek, Horticulturalist
Bryn Mawr, PA
April and Jim Benson
Chester County Resident
Mortgage Professionals, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
New Rochelle, NY
Gail F. Stern, Director
Historical Society of Princeton
George E. Ryan
Old Lyme, CT
J. Todd Lamm
N.J. Certified Tree Expert
James E. Sorrell
Jeffrey C. Horst, Vassar College
Jerry and Sue Fink
Pleasantville Country Club Corporation, Inc.
West Hartford, CT
Kathleen G. Gallagher, Executive Director
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kimberly and Bruce Williams
Cape Cod, MA
Kristin Lin Care, CPO
Evergreen WoodsNorth Branford, CT
Mr. and Mrs Herbert E. Quinley
Hyannis Port, MA
Dix Hills, NY
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Great Neck, NY
Timothy J. Strano
Concord Country Club
Wadell W. Stillman
Historic Hudson Valley, NY