Client Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Garden
SavATree is privileged to count The Chicago Botanic Garden among its clients. Open for more than 40 years, The Garden has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers with more than one million visitors annually. Its living plant collection consists of 2.6 million accessioned and mapped plants, of which 14,671 are trees.
Tree Care Services
For more than a decade, SavATree has provided professional tree care services to the Chicago Botanic Garden. As Principal Tree Health Care Partner, SavATree helps the Garden keep its vast collection of trees healthy through proper pruning and cabling and bracing. Crown thinning and hazard pruning help ensure the safety of visitors and their property, as do storm damage prevention and remediation services, large and/or technical tree removals and assistance in emergency situations.
Consulting Services for the Digital Age
“The Consulting Group at SavATree helped us transform our approach to plant health data management. We were able to transition from our cumbersome and slow response paper system to a digital mapping record keeping system customized specifically for plant health care management. Now, dozens of plant health management projects are planned and tracked through digital mapping and real time data entry – something completely out of our grasp before SavATree offered their assistance.” Cindy Baker, Manager of Horticulture Services
Plant Health Care – Emerald Ash Borer
When Emerald Ash Borer appeared on the scene in Chicago, the Garden partnered with SavATree to help manage and treat their prized ash collection. SavATree assumed the role of EAB Management Partner,
a multi-faceted task that included developing an affordable multi-
year plan for treatment and take- downs, as well as advancing local EAB awareness and education. Ultimately, SavATree and the Garden collaborated to provide guidance and share lessons learned as ash trees in other areas of the country became threatened by Emerald Ash Borer.
Training and Education
Whether in seminars, tree tours or Ask An Arborist booths, SavATree arborists enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with Garden visitors. SavATree also offers chain saw training and air spade training, including root zone excavation and vertical mulching, to Garden staff.