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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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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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Kay Sicheneder

Consulting Arborist

Kay began her career in plant health care. For over twenty years, and at two tree services she gained a holistic approach to diagnosis and management of tree and shrub disorders, focusing on prevention of problems as well as their treatment. She also developed skills and knowledge needed for tree risk assessment and mitigation, tree appraisal, and forensics and expert opinion.

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Thomas Miles

Consulting Arborist

Thomas operates out of SavATree’s Hanover, MA branch providing comprehensive tree, shrub, lawn, tick and deer services to the Hanover area. Some services that Thomas and the team offer to clients in the Hanover area include tree pruning, tree and lawn fertilization, tree removal, tree disease and lawn disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, shrub services including Boxwood Blight treatments, organic lawn care and other organic care options, pest control including mosquito and tick treatments, lawn aeration, lawn seeding and deer repellents.

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Sibyl Weise

Consulting Arborist

Sibyl is located out in the Hillsboro, Oregon branch in the Pacific Northwest. Sibyl has worked in many branches within the field of forestry. She’s worked in Federal and State government Parks and Natural Areas as well as worked in the private tree health care sector. In addition, Sibyl takes active participation in arboriculture research projects such as the U.S. Forest Service National Tree Biomass Project and Portland’s Tree Inventory Project. Graduated in 2015 from Oregon State University with a degree in Natural Resources.

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Vic Foerster

Consulting Arborist

Vic’s passion for the natural world began as a small boy tromping through the Northwoods of Michigan. Hoping to find a career working outdoors, arboriculture seemed a perfect fit. Which … has certainly proved to be true.  

Vic has cared for trees in a professional capacity for almost fifty years – first as a Garden Center Store manager, later as a tree care specialist and for the past thirty-four years, as a consulting arborist.  

His tree care clients include Grand Valley State University, the City of Grand Rapids, the Land Conservancy, and the State of Michigan, as well as several residential and commercial properties.  

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Sherry Fabricant

Consulting Arborist

Sherry has diverse experience working in arboriculture-horticulture, design, and business. She has been a life-long volunteer and liaison focusing on environmental sustainability and recovery projects.

Sherry is a consulting arborist operating out of SavATree’s Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas branch providing comprehensive tree and shrub care services to Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, TX and Tulsa, OK. Some popular services that she offers to commercial clients include tree risk assessments, tree and landscape appraisals, permitting, construction and compliance, tree surveys and preservation plans, municipal services, and more. Click to read more!

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.