For Immediate Release – July 29, 2004
Bedford Hills, New York—July 29, 2004—SavATree, a provider of tree and shrub care in the Northeast, is helping students climb higher. Two students, Gina McNamer of Readstown, WI and Gregory Beck of Andover, MA-each were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help advance their studies in Forestry/Landscape Horticulture.
The SavATree Sensational Scholarship Program was developed to reward students who exhibit a strong passion for the environment and the outdoors and who possess an impressive combination of academic and non-academic credentials. “Investing in today’s students helps build a wealth of arboricultural and horticultural enthusiasts to preserve and enhance our outdoor surroundings for future generations to enjoy,” explained Daniel van Starrenburg, president of SavATree/SavaLawn.
McNamer will be a Junior in the fall at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She enjoys educating and informing others on the benefits of the environment and has been active in promoting Earth Day, Arbor Day, the Peace Corps and recycling. Some of her community services and projects include prairie restoration, watershed monitoring and preserving native herbaceous plants. She works in a greenhouse over the summers and is a member of the Society of American Forester, Women in Natural Resources, Fire Crew, and Parks and Recreation organization.
“I am in awe each time that I step out into a nature reserve, national park, or even my backyard. I have been exposed to the beauty and serenity that Mother Earth has to offer. I have chosen this career path because I want to be involved in deciding what happens to the environment.”
Beck will be a Junior in the fall at Unity College. Since he was young, Beck new the outdoors made him happy. Nature hikes, camping trips or climbing trees are all favorite activities. He has been involved in several ecological efforts, including organizing and leading a community recycling project, composting for the Unity garden and working in a greenhouse to further his knowledge.
“My career goal is to help improve the environment by using trees. I have always been fascinated by trees and trees being the focal point of my career will be the fulfillment of my life long dream.”
“It is heartening to find such dedicated students with such passion for the outdoors and drive to protect our natural resources,” stated Dawn Hughes, College Recruiter for SavATree.
About SavATree: SavATree has been providing environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. SavATree currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. SavATree’s services include pruning, disease diagnosis, removal, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, integrated lawn care and more. For more information, please contact us.
SavATree arborists provide tree service in the following areas:
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Andra Smarek, Horticulturalist
Bryn Mawr, PA
April and Jim Benson
Edina Country Club
Chester County Resident
Mortgage Professionals, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
New Rochelle, NY
Gail F. Stern, Director
Historical Society of Princeton
George E. Ryan
Old Lyme, CT
J. Todd Lamm
NJ Tree Expert
James E. Sorrell
Jeffrey C. Horst, Vassar College
Jerry and Sue Fink
Pleasantville Country Club Corporation, Inc.
West Hartford, CT
Kathleen G. Gallagher, Executive Director
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kimberly and Bruce Williams
Cape Cod, MA
Kristin Lin Care, CPO
Evergreen Woods North
Mr. and Mrs Herbert E. Quinley
Hyannis Port, MA
Dix Hills, NY
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Great Neck, NY
Oak Park, IL
Timothy J. Strano
Concord Country Club
Wadell W. Stillman
Historic Hudson Valley, NY
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