FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — BEDFORD HILLS, NY — (Marketwire – October 26, 2012) – –With Hurricane Sandy looming, SavATree is encouraging residential and commercial property owners to avoid potential problems by seeking the services of reputable tree companies.

The high winds associated with hurricanes can cause significant property damage in the form of falling trees, tree limbs and flying landscape debris. After the storm, homeowners and property managers will begin turning their attention to cleanup efforts and looking for help – sometimes at too high a cost.

Avoid “Storm Chasers”
When a hurricane passes, the damage left behind can be devastating. Homeowners are understandably eager to have their property cleaned up quickly, leaving them desperate for help. This presents opportunity for “storm chasers” or untrained, uncertified, uninsured tree service providers looking to capitalize on the situation. These providers can, at times, provide a valuable service but their lack of training can also present great risk to you, your property and the workers themselves.

What to Look for in a Tree Service
When seeking out a tree service to help with post-storm cleanup, it’s important to take a number of factors into consideration. First, ask to see that they are fully insured and licensed according to the laws that govern each state. Additionally, ask if they are TCIA-accredited and have completed an extensive review of their safety practices. It is also a good idea to check with neighbors and ask for recommendations. Does the company have a good reputation for performing safe, efficient, quality work? Taking these factors into consideration will allow you to hire a tree company with confidence.

Contact a Certified Arborist
SavATree recommends that property owners seek out the help of a certified arborist to help them develop a plan to remove debris safely and efficiently. To learn more, visit or call (800) 341-8733.

About SavATree: SavATree, the green choice for tree service and lawn care, provides environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care services to residential, commercial, historic, government properties and more in select parts of CT, DC, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA and VA. Services include: tree pruning, tree fertilizer, insect control, tree disease and more. Organic, traditional and hybrid options are available. For more information, visit