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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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Allan Fenner

Consulting Arborist
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Jean Zimmerman

Consulting Arborist

Jean has worked in project development, helping municipalities, colleges, botanical gardens and others manage their forests. Jean and the team can help your property to be beautiful and healthy to impress clients, employees, visitors and guests.

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Brock Eastlund

Consulting Arborist

Brock joined the SavATree team in 2016, bringing with him several years of experience working with clients, providing high-quality tree care and lawn care, including turf grass management.

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Gary Eichen

Consulting Arborist

As our Troy, MI branch’s PHC and Lawn Manager, Gary covers all 762 square miles of the location’s territory. He provides expert tree service, lawn service, organic lawn care, tree pruning, tree removal, fertilization and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.