Choosing and Planting Wisely
A favorite motto at SavATree is “right plant, right place.” That’s because an important aspect of maintaining a healthy, attractive, and environmentally-responsible landscape is populating it with plants that are well-suited to their location and thus will thrive with a minimum of intervention.
We are proponents of native trees and shrubs. They have natural resistance to common pests and diseases in your area, while they help sustain native insects and, in turn, the birds and wildlife who eat them. So when it comes time to add or replace plants on your property, your SavaTree arborist can recommend the native species that will give you the characteristics you desire and will thrive in your location and property conditions.
Organic Treatments for Fruit Trees
This series of treatments is designed to reduce the incidence of insects and diseases that attack susceptible fruit trees, resulting in better quality fruit. It should be noted that available organic control measures for these pathogens is not yet at the level of a traditional program, so the property owner has to be willing to accept comparatively lower fruit quality.
Generally, a property that is in reasonably good health will receive the most benefit from a completely organic program. But some trees and shrubs may be showing signs of significant stress resulting from depleted nutrients, insects, or disease.
Our hybrid strategy allows us to quickly remedy those specific problems with a “rescue treatment” while still respecting your goal of remaining environmentally sensitive. Once the acute problem is addressed, an organic program is then positioned to create and maintain a healthy landscape.