2017 STIHL Tour des Trees

SavATree is a proud supporting partner for the fun and fundraising STIHL Tour des Trees — a week-long, 500 to 600-mile (rain or shine!) cycling tour. This Sunday, July 30th, cyclists will saddle up at National Harbor, Maryland to kick off the Tour’s 25th Anniversary event. Each of the full-Tour riders commits to raising a…

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SavATree Arborist in Parade in MN

This is the Lumberjack Days parade in the historic town of Stillwater, MN.  Stillwater has a rich heritage, founded as a small logging village on the western banks of the St. Croix River and was the first European settlement in MN.  SavATree has been serving residents of this community for many years, and many of…

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ArborKelp®: A Green Product

An important aspect of SavATree’s philosophy and approach to responsible tree, shrub, and lawn care is that we carefully consider the environmental impacts of all aspects of our business. Our standards are high. So when sourcing the raw materials to use in our products, we make it our business to know the details about how…

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Signs of Tree Diseases and Problems

A dense, narrow, evergreen shrub or small tree, arborvitae makes a wonderful privacy screen and windbreak. The shape of an arborvitae tree varies depending on cultivar. An American arborvitae tree is full and cone-shaped. The Globe arborvitae tree is broad and spherical while the Pyramidal arborvitae is a taller, thinner variety. Arborvitae can also be…

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Common Shrub Diseases

Fire blight is caused by the bacteria Erwinia amylovora, over 130 members of the Rosaceae family are susceptible, including; apple and crabapple, cotoneaster, firethorn, hawthorn, mountain ash, and pear. Infected leaves, stems, twigs and fruits will turn brown to black. Fire blight will blacken the smooth-barked, green branches and affected twigs develop a “shepherd’s crook.” Needle,…

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Gypsy Moth Recovery

The leaf-eating Gypsy Moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) is one of the most invasive and destructive pests in the United States, and has killed or damaged millions of acres of trees. The past years’ of drought conditions in many regions of the country inhibited the fungus that is a natural predator of the Gypsy Moth larvae,…

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Tree Preservation Planning During Construction

Construction activities are notorious for damaging large numbers of trees. Even the smallest amount of activity can cause grave, sometimes irreversible damage. Protect valuable trees from harm and preserve the natural beauty of landscapes with help from The Consulting Group. We provide environmentally sensible tree preservation planning services to private, corporate, institutional and municipal clients who are…

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