Stay out of the DROP ZONE!

If you have ever seen a busy college campus we all know that many pedestrians can wander into our work zone unexpectedly. During a recent reduction prune on (2) Black Walnut trees, we designed a great drop zone. As you can see in the photo below, we delineated a clear drop zone with drop zone…

Unusual Tree Hazard

To ensure safety, it is important to have all trees on site inspected, not only to ensure that they structurally sound, but also to determine that the location of the tree is appropriate.  As seen here, this tree was planted too close to the house and deck. As a result, its trunk began putting pressure…

Linden Borer in Minnesota

A few weeks ago, I ran across a pest that I have not seen in years. Our client had concerns about his Basswood trees dying back and issues with flaking bark. It turned out these trees were completely infested with some type of boring insect. So, I made a call to the Minnesota Department of…

Salt Damage to White Pines

This photograph, taken on a Greenwich, CT property, is a perfect example of the consequences of repeated winter salt accumulation in the soils of landscape plantings. This row of White Pine (Pinus strobus) in our client’s back yard is planted directly against a busy parking lot. The pavement has a slight slope making the salty…

Bagworm in the Boston Area

In over 20 years, I had never encountered bagworm in the Boston area. This pest is more common to the Mid-Atlantic and coastal regions as far north as Cape Cod.  However, I found it in several locations this summer – including in a public parking lot in Watertown, as seen in these photos. These are…

Safety Comes First!

Our Safety Program includes more than 25 specific initiatives designed to keep our team and our clients’ properties safe, some of which you can see in this picture. It is great to see our team members wearing Hi-Viz Shirts, Class E Hard Hats, Eye Protection, Ear Protection and using our green Critical Drop Zone Cones.…

SavATree Supporting our Veterans

SavATree is a proud to be an official sponsor and partner of Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance, a national day of service charity dedicated to honoring our fallen veterans.  In 2017, SavATree’s volunteer tree and landscape services took place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.      

Update: Day Five of 2017 Tour des Trees

Yesterday, Tour des Trees riders navigated the extensive network of trails that make the metro region of Washington D.C. so bikeable. Today they’re cycling 80 miles south to Gainesville, Virginia by way of the Mount Vernon trail and a mix of urban, residential and rural roads. They’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight in Gainesville. Tomorrow…