Grand Opening of Lasdon Conservatory

SavATree and the Lasdon Arboretum maintain a close relationship and share a passion for trees and caring for them properly. So it is no surprise that SavATree jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the Arboretum’s first conservatory exhibit, “The Rainforest: Tropical Treasures.” The Grand Opening for the conservatory took place on Wednesday evening and offered…

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The Secret of Soft Grass

Nothing says “summer” like the feel of bare feet on grass. Whether it’s in a park or your own front yard, the sensual feeling of that cool, spongy, green carpet against our skin is often just what we need to lift our spirits and reconnect to the earth. It helps us to clear our mind…

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Boys and Girls Club 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner

The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester held their Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner on June 2.  Proceeds from the event provide Club scholarships to those youth most at risk, as well as funding for programs in character and leadership development, academic support, physical fitness, swimming, nutrition, arts and career training.  Over 500 kids visit the Club each day to participate in…

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Tree Support Systems

It happens. When trees are not properly pruned or trained when they’re young, they can grow in such a way that they simply cannot support their own weight. Mature multi-trunked trees are particularly susceptible to this condition, as are open-canopied trees with limbs that grow horizontally or downward. Additionally, newly-planted trees can sometimes be weak-trunked…

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My Favorite Tree, Shrub, and Groundcover

My Favorite Tree: Red Horsechestnut (Aesculus x carnea) Yes, plant a tree, and gain the substantial benefits of its long life. But, instead of planting the same old red maple (Acer rubrum) found on every corner, please consider exceptional alternatives such as native oaks and black gums, or less common trees such as yellowwood or…

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