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Tree Preservation Planning During Construction

Construction activities are notorious for damaging large numbers of trees. Even the smallest amount of activity can cause grave, sometimes irreversible damage. Protect valuable trees from harm and preserve the natural beauty of landscapes with help from The Consulting Group. We provide environmentally sensible tree preservation planning services to private, corporate, institutional and municipal clients who are in all stages of construction projects.

The keys to protecting trees during construction projects are advance planning, on-site implementation and monitoring, and post-construction care. SavATree can help you develop a cost-effective tree preservation planning program by performing a preliminary evaluation to help prioritize tree protection. During construction, we’ll monitor the site to make sure plan specifications and applicable regulatory requirements are met. As part of your tree preservation planning program, you’ll get plant health care and maintenance recommendations to help you minimize the risk of tree loss and maximize the contribution of trees to the overall property value.

Tree management during site planning, development, and construction clients/sites include:

  • MKM Landscape Architecture PC, Highland Park/Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens, NY (2013)
  • William V. Walsh Construction, US Supreme Court, Washington, DC (2012)
  • WSP Sells, Bowman Ave Dam site, Rye, NY (2012)
  • Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan, NY (2012)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Brody Learning Commons, Baltimore, MD (2012)
  • Penza Bailey Architects, Macaulay/Dunning Hall courtyard entries, Baltimore, MD (2012)
  • Hatch, Mott, MacDonald, Trust for Public Land Newark Waterfront Park project, Newark, NJ (2012)
  • Potts & Chapa Construction, site redevelopment, Alexandria, VA (2012)
  • Clark Construction, WMATA MTPD District II Substation and Training Facility, Springfield, VA (2012)
  • CJ Fucci Construction Inc, Yale Campus Trumbull St Area Sewer Separation Phase 1A, New Haven, CT (2012)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Four Corners Park, Silver Spring, MD (2012)
  • RH White Construction, water line installation, Simsbury, CT (2012)
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey, Jefferson-Houston PK-8 LEED Silver school. Alexandria, VA (2012)
  • Omni Construction, site development, Waterbury, CT (2012)
  • Kleinfelder, South Maple Avenue Sewer Separation project, Hartford, CT (2012)
  • Toll Brothers, site redevelopment, Tarrytown, NY (2012)
  • FM Kelly Construction Group, Inc., Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan, NY (2011)

Contact Our Tree Consultants To Learn More About our Tree Preservation Services

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Mike Galvin
Director, The Consulting Group at SavATree

Mike Galvin’s wide-ranging expertise in arboriculture includes urban and community forestry management, state-of-the-art tree inventory and management plans, tree protection and preservation during construction, as well as tree risk management and appraisals.

He is an accomplished speaker, researcher and published author on environmental and sustainability issues.

Mike currently serves as Strategic Partner for the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, has served as Past President of the American Society of Consulting Arborists and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and served on the Chesapeake Bay Urban Tree Canopy Expert Panel.
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Matt Weibel
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Matt has worked in arboriculture and urban forestry since 2002. He received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He has experience working on residential, private, and commercial landscapes and with municipal governments.

Matt is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture, New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the ISA, and the New York State Urban Forestry Council.

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Allan Fenner
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Allan Fenner has a wide range of arboricultural and urban forestry experience that includes the preparation of tree preservation plans, construction specifications, urban tree inventories and municipal tree preservation standards for road and side walk construction. He has managed multiple university campus inventory and construction projects as well as contributes to design and implementation. Allan integrated the use of ground penetrating radar for qualitative tree root assessment below ground in urban settings for the development of construction specifications in Connecticut. He has managed several large projects that included the implementation of tree preservation specifications and the installation of detailed infrastructure. He is an accomplished speaker and educator and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. He is a qualified tree risk assessor and experienced in landscape planning, appraisal, forensics, damage assessments and expert witness testimony.

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Steven Geist
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Steve has been a practicing and consulting arborist since 1983. He double majored in Plant Pathology and Botany at Colorado State University in 1983. Steve has participated in complex legal matters as an expert witness for a variety of clients including property owners, attorneys, corporations, real estate appraisers, insurers, city, county, state, and United States government. He is currently the Board Chair for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund. Steve is also past president of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, Society of Commercial Arboriculture and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

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Daniel Bunner
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Dan works out of SavATree’s Springfield, VA branch. His primary focus areas for consulting services are the Washington DC metro area and Northern Virginia.

He is an ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.


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Jean Zimmerman
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Jean has worked in project development, helping municipalities, colleges, botanical gardens and others manage their forests. Jean and the team can help your property to be beautiful and healthy to impress clients, employees, visitors and guests.


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Brock Eastlund
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Brock joined the SavATree team in 2016, bringing with him several years of experience working with clients, providing high-quality tree care and lawn care, including turf grass management.


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Gary Eichen
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

As our Troy, MI branch’s PHC and Lawn Manager, Gary covers all 762 square miles of the location’s territory. He provides expert tree service, lawn service, organic lawn care, tree pruning, tree removal, fertilization and more.


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