Maintaining and Caring for Crabapple Trees

Malus domestica is the name given to the sweet, crisp apples we all know and love and are commonly used for eating, cooking, and baking. But there’s another type of Malus variety: the wild crabapple tree.   With fruit no larger than two inches in diameter, crabapple trees are often known for their year-long beauty,…

The copper beech tree provides a visual impact but it does have its problems

The copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), more commonly known as the European beech tree, creates a larger-than-life visual impact in home landscapes, parks and communities. SavATree Commercial and Consulting Arborist Jean Zimmerman recently shared a personal experience which closely explains that “visual impact” quite well. “When I was growing up, we gathered beneath “The Elephant…

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Japanese barberry – an invasive plant which also encourages the spread of Lyme disease

While shopping at a local garden center or nursery searching for a shade, drought tolerant, low-maintenance shrub that’s also deer resistant, you might find Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) at the top of the list of options. For the novice gardener who didn’t spend enough time doing their homework before heading to the garden center, this…