Organic Care

Organic Care for Trees & Shrubs

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The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an international nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed® products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program.

Since its inception, SavATree has had a passion for environmentally friendly tree, shrub, and lawn care that promotes and protects environmental integrity.

Our certified and knowledgeable arborists understand the intricate relationships between the plants, people, animals, and the community at large. By paying attention to all these factors, we can balance your plans for your landscape with a customized program that’s sustainable and considerate of nature.

We offer three main options when it comes to your tree, shrub, and lawn care.

Organic Treatments

SavATree’s organic program uses ingredients reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) under the same standards as the production of organic foods.

Is this right for me? Generally, a property that’s in reasonably good health, with fairly good soil conditions, and free from infestations of insects, mites, diseases or weeds will benefit the most from a completely organic program.

Hybrid Treatments

Our hybrid program aims to maintain the health of landscape plants or turf by careful monitoring and use of environmentally sensitive cultural, preventive and curative strategies. Some landscapes have difficulties like depleted nutrients, insects or disease conditions, weeds, or high-maintenance species that require intervention.

Is this right for me? Our hybrid strategy allows us to address a specific problem with a “rescue treatment” while still respecting your goal of remaining environmentally sensitive.

Traditional Integrated Treatments

This integrated program combines natural, synthetic, and biological materials to promote a productive growing environment with highly targeted yet low impact treatments.

Is this right for me? While not organic, this method always adheres to sound environmental practices and uses the least intrusive approach. It is, however, often faster and more effective for especially weedy or diseased landscapes.

What is Plant Health Care?

Plant health care involves choosing the right plants, providing the proper nourishment and carefully monitoring their condition to help them thrive.

SavATree uses advanced fertilizer programs that revive plants by methodically adding essential nutrients to the soil based on specific tree and shrub needs. Arborists evaluate and factor in variables like soil condition, age and health of species, location, weather and environmental stress so as to best treat a landscape.

Fertilizing Your Plants and Trees

Programs that include fertilizers to feed your trees and plants are all customized mixtures that contain one or more of the following ingredients:

  • ArborKelp® – our exclusive seaweed biostimulant which promotes root growth and heightens stress tolerance.
  • Macronutrients – slow release nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, which encourage plant health.
  • Micronutrients – ingredients to correct mineral deficiencies.
  • Mycorrhizae – essential fungus to simulate the forest environment.
  • ArborHealth® – a superior nutritional tree eco-friendly fertilizer program that supplies necessary nutrient elements for the garden soil.

Additional Green Plant Health Care Services

  • Arbor Patrol® – SavATree’s unique scouting and treatment program where specialists carefully monitor the condition of your trees to ensure that diseases, insects, or mites do not compromise the health of your trees.
  • Beneficial Insect Lure – Reduce the population of destructive pests invading your plants, naturally. A revolutionary method to attract beneficial, pest-fighting, insects to your property is now available.
  • Deer Deterrent – SavATree’s expert staff can help evaluate your property’s vulnerability to deer feeding and provide taste and odor treatments to deter deer and prevent damage to your landscape.

Cultural and Biological Practices

On this road to greenness, make sure not to overlook proper pruning, watering, seeding, and aeration, as well as selecting the right plant for the right location in the first place. These all help build a strong foundation and maintain plant health.

Learn more about our partnerships with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Audubon International. Review SavATree’s environmental policy.


To learn more about your organic options, set up a complimentary consult with one of our certified arborists. Contact the office nearest you.

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