The Green Choice
“We appreciate the time and attention that your Arbor Patrol team takes to maintain the overall health and appearance of the trees, bushes and general grounds. As they say, you can only have one first impression and the impression the grounds make on both residents and visitors alike is always positive thanks to your caring maintenance. Just as the trees continue to grow and blossom under your care, we hope our relationship with SavATree does the same.”William Toedter
“After four different unsatisfactory visits with so-called arborists, I found SavaTree... I was most impressed with the professionalism of David [my arborists] and his colleagues. They were most knowledgeable, fair with their assessment about what needed to be done, yet very attuned with what my concerns. I highly recommend them without any hesitation. In a field where there is an abundance of folks looking to take advantage of consumers, SavaTree, David and crew strike me as incredibly honest and proud arborists who do a fantastic job.”Debbie Durkin
Silver Spring, MD
“I am a new and highly satisfied customer of SavATree. For 50 years I have lived in the same house in the Greenhaven area, and in that time I have never had a tree company that gave me such fine service.”Joan Kleinbard
“It is always a pleasure working with SavATree as your company provides the best plant, tree and lawn health care that we have experienced at the Ives. Always professional, courteous and responsive to our needs, SavATree’s services have provided our employees and patrons with pleasant outdoor experiences in an insect free environment for several years.”Kathleen G. Gallagher
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
“For over 14 years, I have entrusted the care of my trees, plants and orchard to SavATree. Their highly qualified arborists have exacting standards and understand how to maintain the health and form of the various species of trees on my property. I admire the artistic skill that goes into the pruning and love the colorful blossoms, fruits and foliage that flourish as a result of their impeccable care.”Martha Stewart
"Efficient, high quality, professional competence — all at a competitive sum. At first [Alison] Pottage won me over by her solid knowledge as an arborist, then the crew did their job to her specifications on our 60 to 70 foot oaks within a remarkable period of time -- and left the grounds quite clean.”
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“You take on a job, call it a problem, gigantic or small, and you go to it. True Professionals. I am at peace for having found SavATree. Sometimes bills are paid grudgingly. I pay with respect to a company whose pride lives up to its logo. It’s love of what you do and I thank you.”Sam Fink
Great Neck, NY
Next Steps in Organic Care for Trees and Shrubs
Edible trees and shrubs? This may seem far-fetched, but the line is blurring between landscape care services and agricultural cultivation. The reason for the blurring can be traced to consumers preferences.
There is a great movement toward the consumption of organic foods and products in our country. According to Consumer Reports "nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers bought organic foods in 2005, up from about half in 2004." So why are more and more people buying organic food? Some say it tastes better, some that it's more nutritious, better for the environment and the farmer, and many because organic foods are grown without the use of certain synthetic materials. Some consumers also want to extend these benefits into their home, garden and landscape.
Scientific studies continue to evaluate the overall properties and benefits of organic foods and goods. To protect consumers, food products certified as USDA organic must meet strict government regulations in the way they are cultivated, handled and processed. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a nonprofit organization that reviews substances for use in organic production. It provides guidance on the suitability of material inputs under the USDA National Organic Program Standards.
As a company, we proudly provide stewardship for the properties we serve while respecting the environment. We regularly evaluate new products and their efficacy. Better organic alternatives are being developed to treat adverse conditions in the landscape all the time. Over the years SavATree has incorporated many of these organic products, so that our program now includes the latest in naturally derived and biorational ingredients. While many companies are making claims that they are organic too, we realize that similar to what happened with foods and the USDA certified organic standard, consumers are looking for piece of mind with regard to their landscape care. To that end, we are excited to offer a program that exclusively uses ingredients allowed by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and is consistent with organic land care practices. We are further testing products approved by OMRI (OMRI listed fertilizer is already successfully utilized in our organic lawn care program) and in some cases seeking their approval of products we currently use, which have yet to be evaluated.
So if you decide to eat the fruit from your Kousa Dogwood or flowers from your Red Bud, you may be happy to learn that one day it may be certified organic too! The outlook is certainly promising for furthering the use of certified organic programs in landscape beautification and preservation.
Click or call today to arrange a complimentary consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists and lawn specialists for tree care, organic tree fertilizer and lawn care services from SavATree. Click here to contact the office nearest you.
SavATree provides organic care in the following areas: