SavATree was founded by Ralph Robbins in 1978; with a single objective in mind, to save trees from the devasting effects of repeated defoliations by the Gypsy Moth Caterpillar (Lymantria dispar). While this moth was accidentally introduced into the United States by French entomologist Leopold Trouvelot in 1868, it was not until the late 1970’s that the population exploded in the Northeast. Ralph, a graduate of Paul Smith’s college, and entrepreneur at heart, saw an opportunity to make a difference in support of tree preservation and care. Today’s Executive Chairman, Daniel van Starrenburg, a graduate of University of Massachusetts, which has the oldest Arboriculture program in the country, teamed up with Ralph in 1985 to build a best-in-class arboriculture company focused on service excellence and environmental sustainability. Over the years, the company has expanded throughout the country, and has added lawn care, deer deterrence, tick management and holiday lighting to our portfolio.
A licensed and accredited tree, shrub and lawn care company, SavATree provides landscape stewardship to residential, commercial and municipal properties. Our International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists rely on extensive knowledge and expertise to add value, safety and beauty through programs tailored to the specific needs and individual characteristics of each landscape.
With over four decades of experience, SavATree utilizes the most advanced technology and equipment to provide quality, reliable and efficient service. We rely on the latest scientific research including in-house trials, design many of our tools and specialized equipment, and offer several exclusive, patented products.
SavATree is committed to recruiting top professionals in the industry and providing employees with opportunities for rigorous training, continuous instruction and certification in the most progressive methods used to preserve the safety and health of trees. Our staff adheres to best practices and ANSI A300 tree pruning standards to ensure a safe and quality job. In fact, SavATree was the first multi-state tree care company in the US to earn accreditation by the Tree Care Industry Association for adhering to the highest quality service standards, business ethics and customer satisfaction.
Knowledgeable employees, powerful tools and state-of-the art automation give us the resources to best manage any size job in the most efficient, economical, and responsible manner.