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SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Providing Clients With Actionable Tree Intelligence

The SavATree Consulting Group operates nation-wide, providing our clients with horticultural and arboricultural consulting services. We deliver solutions, plans and strategies that feature actionable tree intelligence for the preservation and vitality of trees in the landscape.

We’re a team of registered Consulting Arborists and ISA Certified Arborists with decades of experience working in the industry with commercial, municipal, institutional, and residential clients.

Our services include, but are not limited to, tree risk assessments, tree and landscape appraisals, urban forest master planning and tree inventory. We strive to protect and enhance our clients’ properties, limit their environmental impact during projects and plan for greener, more sustainable landscapes.

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Mike Galvin

Director

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

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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Daniel Bunner

Consulting Arborist

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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Steven Geist

Consulting Arborist

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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April Jackson

Consulting Arborist

April operated her own business providing residential garden services for high-end clientele conducting site analyses, developing annual plans, establishing schedules for plant care and soil amendments to achieve the overall goals of the client. April and the team can help your property to be beautiful and healthy to impress clients, employees, visitors and guests.

 

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Rick Barnes

Consulting Arborist

Rick joined the SavATree team in 2019, bringing with him over two decades of experience working with residential and commercial clients to provide high-quality tree care and lawn care. Based in the Atlanta area, Rick has worked on projects throughout the state.

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JP McDonnell

Consulting Arborist

JP earned a Master of Natural Resources degree and a Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainable Development from Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability in 2020. He previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources, with a focus in Forestry, from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2015.

JP’s career has focused on Urban Forestry. Positions held include: Forest Intern at the New York Botanical Garden, Natural Resources Technician at the Maryland Forest Service, Tree Care Technician at the Medical University of South Carolina, Inventory Arborist at Davey Resource Group and Forester at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. He has extensive experience in contract management, tree risk assessment and urban tree inventories.

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Micah Pace

Consulting Arborist

Micah Pace, joined SavATree in July 2021 and serves as a Consulting Commercial Arborist. Prior to this he was the Consulting Urban Forester and then Director of Consulting with Preservation Tree, the Consulting Group (PTCG) from 2014-2021. Pace has also worked with both the Florida and Texas Forest Service providing urban forest management technical transfer assistance. Pace is an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA), an ISA Certified Arborist, and a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) credential holder.

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SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Unhealthy and damaged trees can often pose a significant risk to people and property, which is why a tree risk assessment is so crucial to ensuring the safety of your employees, visitors and guests. We perform industry standard tree risk assessment. Following the American National Standard for Tree, Shrub, and Other Wood Plant Management – Standard Practices (Tree Risk Assessment a. Tree Failure), also known as ANSI A300 Part 9. We assess trees using the formula Probability x Consequences = Risk.

SavATree Tree Services & Lawn Care

Trees are an essential part of life. In addition to their obvious aesthetic appeal, they also provide us with shade, regulate temperatures, improve air quality, reduce storm water runoff, provide shelter and food to wildlife and people, and provide many other benefits.

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Construction projects require special attention to tree preservation and permitting. Many jurisdictions require a permit to prune or remove a tree. Our team has the expertise to research, submit and guide all relevant permit applications through to fruition.

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We can help review your objectives for having a tree preservation ordinance and making recommendations on modifications to help best achieve those objectives. We have team members with experience in writing and administering state-level tree preservation legislation and regulation.

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

How much tree canopy do you have? How much can you have? What measures do you need to take to sustain your canopy over time? Whether you have these concerns at the parcel level, neighborhood level or city or council level, the SavATree Consulting Group can help you with the tree canopy inventory, assessment and management planning.