August 19, 2008

SavATree Announces: How to Prepare Your Trees for Hurricane Season

Experts are predicting that the 2008 hurricane season will be twenty five percent worse than average seasons according to a study conducted by the Casualty & Property Insurance Underwriters non-profit research group. With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, and the National Hurricane Center issuing advisories on hurricanes, it's important to take the necessary precautions now to ensure that your trees survive the next storm.

"Part of having a disaster safety plan for your property includes taking actions to make sure that your trees are safe and not at risk for serious damage," says Dane Buell, certified arborist for SavATree. "By knowing your level of vulnerability to storm damage and which preventative actions to take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster to your home and yard."

According to Steve Nix of the Society of American Foresters, estimates of property value loss from tree storm damage can approach more than one billion dollars annually depending on the severity of the weather. Hurricane hazards come in many forms and include storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Most trees that fall or are damaged during a storm could have been identified as hazardous or at risk if they had been properly evaluated beforehand.

A certified arborist can conduct a storm risk audit of your trees in order to prevent damage. SavATree has developed a 14-point analysis program to assess tree health that includes research and scientific data, visual inspection and diagnostic testing for problems that aren't always visual. Proactive tree care before a storm helps prevent future problems and the loss of precious landscape treasures. To find an expert in your area, or for additional information on a storm damage audit, please visit

About SavATree

SavATree proudly provides stewardship for the properties they serve and the environment, promoting a sustainable landscape and the unique relationship between people and their surroundings. This premier tree, shrub and lawn care company has been enhancing and preserving residential, business and community properties for over 20 years. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in arboriculture and green program options to help them maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. Services include pruning, disease diagnosis, removals, insect and mite treatments, lawn care and more, including organic program options. SavATree is one of the few companies in the U.S. to receive the prestigious accreditation of the Tree Care Industry Association. Most recently, SavATree has become an approved partner of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-National Environmental Performance Track Program and Audubon International-Partners for the Environment. SavATree currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit