This unique maple tree was spotted in Lake Zurich Illinois. The tree grows at a very fast rate and exhibits pressure cracks. Sap that flows from these cracks can be misconstrued as a major health issue, but is not a cause for concern.
The fall season reminds me of the quote from Michelangelo: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it; it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” The leaves of trees and shrubs have had their wonderful riots of color all along. It just takes the triggers of autumn’s changing light, temperatures, and…Details
Linda is a new arborist assistant in Barrington, Illinois. Branch leader Dan Heth took Linda for a ride-along to learn first-hand how SavATree arborists care for client properties. Linda enjoyed experiencing a day in the life of a SavATree arborist!Details
Has there ever been a micro-burst in your area? These sudden, powerful air currents (usually downdrafts) can pack quite a punch! A recent micro-burst in Falls Church, Virginia took down three trees just on this one property. The client was so satisfied with our quick response and professional service that he also asked us to…Details
Misha, the arborcultural detective dog, geared up before her most recent sensory test on identifying wood boring insects. Thanks to the National Park service and SavATree’s and Misha’s favorite client Mrs.Parsons for allowing us to train on park land in Cabin John, MD, along Clara Barton Greenway. The day went great, and we hit on…Details
As we plan for Labor Day weekend, and do our back-to-school shopping, our thoughts are naturally turning to the approaching cool weather months. And for those of us involved in landscape health, our thoughts are turning to… deer. As temperatures drop, and accessible food sources in forested areas become scarce, those graceful animals will increasingly…Details
It used to be that deer didn’t have much interest in spirea…. it seems as though the trend is now changing! You may want to speak with your arborist about Savatree’s deer solutions!
Northeast / Mid-Atlantic / Midwest September • Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn • Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs • Fertilize the lawn • Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect and mite pests • Arrange a storm damage prevention audit • Continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer…Details
Has your lawn had a history of chinch bugs? If so, chances are they’re back in full force this summer. We’ve been seeing lots of chinch bug activity on our customers’ properties in the past few weeks. We used to think of chinch bugs as just a nuisance. But over the years, they’ve become one…Details