Preserved lands require proper care and maintenance, just like any other property.

The United States Department of Agriculture estimates 6000 acres of open land are lost every day. Conservation efforts in the form of national parks, land preserves, and equestrian trails are nationally enjoyed but will not sustain without proper care. The communities supporting these organizations are committed to their prosperity and accessibility, keeping the land beautiful, clean and safe for all.


Conservancies face risks similar to residential and commercial properties such as tree hazards, insects and disease, and invasive species. Like your yard, nature walks and equine trails require periodic tree maintenance to keep visitors safe, including pruning, plant health care and tree removal. Proactive insect and disease monitoring also helps identify hazardous issues before they become serious, saving the organization from potential expenses and risk.


General Tree Care

Consistent monitoring of the property by expert arborists can also help property managers to identify dead or dying trees and make educated decisions on when pruning and tree removals are necessary to maintain the property’s safety. In the western region of the United States, land conservation organizations are particularly concerned about the spread of forest fires due to extreme heat and frequent dry periods. Dead trees and overgrown brush can heavily contribute to this natural disaster, making preventive care and routine removals (when necessary) all the more important. Other risks include overgrown brush and lowhanging branches that could injure visitors and pose a threat to horses and riders on equestrian trails.


Plant Health Care

A common issue that conservancies often face is Bittersweet, an invasive vine that chokes woody plants and smothers saplings.

A fungal disease called Oak Wilt, which impacts many types of oak trees, is another issue that can be controlled with proactive care (among other tree, plant and lawn diseases).


Our team is ecstatic to have the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA) so close to SavATree’s flagship branch and corporate office! The BRLA is a system of extensive equine trails which run through private property in Bedford and surrounding areas. Founded in 1920, this cherished equestrian bridle trail organization is truly a hidden gem, offering an array of events from nature walks to trail yoga, guided rides to 10k runs.

Some national leaders in protecting and conserving open land include the Equine Land Conservation Resource, the Sierra Club, and the Land Trust Alliance. These organizations lead national efforts to preserve both the open and structured land on which we rely for necessities such as purified air and water, wildlife protection, erosion control, and so many more. Conservation initiatives also allow for many recreational benefits such as hiking, camping, backpacking, horseback riding, and bird watching.

SavATree’s core philosophy is to provide environmentally conscious care and maintenance to our clients’ properties. We are proud to expand this philosophy in partnership with several land conservation efforts to preserve visitor access, monitor potential hazards, and maintain healthy, thriving landscape assets. At SavATree, our experienced crews take the holistic approach on conservation, distinguishing what can be preserved from what can be eliminated, elevating the visitor experience and allowing the land to prosper. We recognize the importance of continued conservation projects throughout the country and are committed to providing stewardship to all property types.

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