For Immediate Release – June 12, 2006
SavATree Supports Teatown Plant Sale by Volunteering Expertise
Ossining, New York—May 9, 2006—SavATree supported Teatown’s fundraising and education efforts by volunteering their expertise to tree care enthusiasts at the annual plant sale in Cedar Lane Park. SavATree certified arborists Brad Gurr, Robert Jenkins, Brett Schneiderman and Chad Ostrasinka answered tree and lawn care related questions and spoke to hundreds of customers at the event who were very interested in SavATree’s organic plant health care program.. All proceeds from the sale of unique perennials, vegetables, herbs, orchids and native plants went to benefit Teatown’s educational programs.
Brad Gurr said, “The best part was the chance to talk to the public and answer their questions about lawn care.” Anne Bishop agreed, “The people that come to the sale are seeking knowledge about plant health care, and SavATree arborists were very engaged with them throughout the day.”
This year there was a particularly strong emphasis on plant education. Teatown Special Events Coordinator Anne Bishop said, “As we provided information about planting perennials, SavATree provided information about trees and lawn care tips. We really worked hand in hand with them.” Teatown is a not for profit organization who is devoted to conserving biological diversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature friendly living. Brad Gurr commented, “Teatown has a really positive environmental ethic that we share with them.”
The sale featured Tom Cat Bakery bread, gourmet cheeses from igourmet.com, and Teatown’s unique nature store items such as their 2003 wildflower of the year cards. SavATree also raffled a library of landscape books and handed out Colorado blue spruce seedlings and samples of ArborKelp®, a SavATree exclusive organic tree and plant fertilizer. Anne Bishop commented, “We love having SavATree at all of our events including Teatown’s Fall Festival and Winter Celebration.” During Teatown’s Fall Festival last year, SavATree hosted an activity where children wore harnesses attached to a zipline and experienced a “squirrel’s eye view” of an old Teatown Lake Reservation trail. Bishop added, “SavATree always fits in and they are very adaptive to be a part of our event in a way that works for the both of us.” For more information about SavATree’s involvement with Teatown, e-mail [email protected] or call (914) 241-4999.
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 control and mite treatments, organic lawn care, integrated new lawn care and more. For more information, please contact us.
About Teatown Lake Reservation: Teatown’s mission is to conserve open space and educate the community in order to sustain plant diversity and wildlife for future generations. It is the largest not for profit nature reserve in Westchester County. Teatown reaches more then 10,000 children and adults every year. Their educational programs include pre-school and after-school programs, summer and mini camps and family weekend activities. Teatown hosts several regional projects such as the Hudson Hills and Highlands Fall Celebration, Spring Plant Sale and Wildflower Workshop and Hudson River Eaglefest. For more information about Teatown, visit www.teatown.org.