Fall Colors Galore

Today while out on one of our client’s properties in Saint Paul, we performed reduction pruning on a large Autumn Blaze Maple. The tree was suffering from broken limbs due to excessive weight on branch tips. We utilized one of our bucket trucks in order to use the preferred method of pruning to reach small…

Preventing Deer Damage to Your Plants

As we plan for Labor Day weekend, and do our back-to-school shopping, our thoughts are naturally turning to the approaching cool weather months. And for those of us involved in landscape health, our thoughts are turning to… deer. As temperatures drop, and accessible food sources in forested areas become scarce, those graceful animals will increasingly…

Landscape Calendar

Northeast / Mid-Atlantic / Midwest September • Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn • Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs • Fertilize the lawn • Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect and mite pests • Arrange a storm damage prevention audit • Continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer…

Protect Your Trees from Storm Damage

There you sit, enjoying these last sultry days of summer. Yet I feel it’s my duty to remind you: Storms are brewin.’ The National Forecasters at NOAA have predicted the Atlantic coast will most likely have an above-normal number of hurricanes before the season officially ends on November 30th, with three to five of them…

The Wisdom of Fall Lawn Seeding

We really discourage seeding lawns in the spring. Why? Spring seeding: bad. Spring seeding typically results in very poor germination of the desired grasses, yet leads to excellent germination of crabgrass and other weeds. That’s because spring rains keep the soils cool (especially this year with the heavy spring rainfall across many of our customer…

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…

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…