Tree Care and Lawn Service Expert Serving Larimer County, CO
Ben Zomer, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Ben operates out of the Fort Collins, Colorado branch and providing comprehensive tree, shrub and lawn care services to Southeast, Central and North Fort Collins, Wellington and LaPorte, CO. SavATree offers clients premier tree and lawn services including tree pruning tree removal, tree and lawn disease management, tree planting, tree watering, lawn seeding and aeration, weed control, tree and lawn fertilization, pest and insect management and organic lawn care and other organic care options. Get in touch with Ben today if your property is in need of any care!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (970) 221-1287
Ben has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2001, working, learning, and teaching about trees and landscape plants throughout his career, at both public institutions and private companies for the last 20 years.
Ben earned his Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Management/Forestry from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
“I’ve been highly involved with the International Society of Arboriculture, both as an evaluator for the Certified Tree Worker exam as well as a technician and judge for various tree climbing competitions around the country. I’ve received awards from the local ISA chapter for an outstanding Arbor Day program and a safety award from the Tree Care Industry Association.”
Ben grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where trees were in important, but in short supply. His heart was always in the outdoors. Ben loves trees, forests, and mountains. With his wife and daughter, he often explores nature by hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, rock climbing, and camping.
Why He Became an Arborist:
“I believe humans have a responsibility to take care of the bounty of nature we have been given. Arboriculture has been my choice career because it’s an exciting science that looks at individual trees and how to maintain and manage each one. It’s wonderful to able to nurture trees in an urban landscape where they are such precious and important resource that can do so much for a homeowner AND the community.”
Customer Service Philosophy:
“I want to inform the homeowner of the BEST possible programs and services, using sound science and the latest standards, that can keep their trees safe and healthy for the longest period of time. ”
Observations in the Field:
May 2, 2022 – LAWNS need water
With April being one of the driest, our lawns are suffering. Aschocyta is active in our lawns and making them look very sickly, even dead. Watering is the key to reverse this problem and even this lawn will turn around in a few weeks.
March 9, 2022 – Winter watering is important, even for mature established trees
Winter watering is EXTREMELY important in our dry Colorado Climate. Particularly for Spruce trees. When we get warm and/or windy days the trees will need access to water for photosynthesis and other life processes. When they don’t get it, they get stressed. A bark beetle, Ips engraver beetle, can easily find these stressed trees and infests them quickly. The results happen fast and trees die, almost overnight. Having enough water and keeping trees from getting stressed is your BEST defense. There are also technical materials that can help prevent the beetles from getting into a tree.