Hudson Valley Garden Fair in Red Hook

On Saturday, May 2nd, SavATree welcomed Spring by attending the Hudson Valley Garden Fair at the historic Montgomery Place in Red Hook. The event was put on by the Hudson Valley Garden Association and provided residents of the Hudson Valley the chance to buy locally grown plants, explore sustainable landscape practices, learn from local plant…

Arbor Day Planting at College Hill in Poughkeepsie

In honor of Arbor Day 2015, students from Warring Magnet School of Science and Technology planted a Redbud and two Dogwood trees (Provided in partnership with SavATree and the City of Poughkeepsie) at College Hill Park. With support from Poughkeepsie city workers, the Shade Tree Commission, the NYDEC Urban Forester, and the Mayor of Poughkeepsie,…

Mutation Illustration

Most people are familiar with the genetic mutation, albinism, where an organism produces no pigment and appears very pale or even white. However, this mutation is most commonly associate with animals, when plants can display a variation as well. The most well-known of these plants is the albino redwood. Though rare, several specimens of redwood…

Insects In Sight

It is so early in the season in many regions buds have not yet broke, but insects have awoken. Being the first to become active has some advantages for the insects, but for landscape professionals and homeowners they can be quite a nuisance. Being that the season for insect control hasn’t begun in earnest up…

Mulch Measures

Warmer weather gets us back out into our gardens, but being overenthusiastic can lead to some gardening “don’ts”, often this applies when putting out fresh mulch. It is always useful to review the “Do’s and Don’ts” of mulch usage at the beginning of the season. The 2 major rules of thumb when it comes to applying mulch…

Plant Prognostication

Every year Washington D.C. experiences an influx of tourists looking not only for White House tours, pictures at the Lincoln Memorial and investigating the Smithsonian Museums, but to stroll the Mall and streets absorbing the beauty and bounty of blooming cherry trees. The ornamental cherries filling the capital with beautiful blossoms and perfumes were a…

Beneficial Bugs

The slow transition to spring has affected pest insects and their predators, but a discussion of beneficial insects is always relevant. Solitary bees are not often the subject of scrutiny or even interest, the concern over the health and decline of pollinator population seems to be solely focused on hive bees while those solitary species in…