SavATree Acquires Arborist Operations of Red Cedar in New York

SavATree, a national provider of tree, shrub, and lawn care services, has acquired the arboricultural business of Red Cedar, Inc.  of Wappingers Falls, NY. This will be their 36th branch.  Red Cedar retained its landscape operations.

Red Cedar was founded almost three decades ago by Steve Relyea. In the acquisition, Red Cedar will continue to operate their landscape design, building, and maintenance business while selling their arboricultural business to SavATree. Certified Arborists Michael Barker, Owen Henning, and the team of specialists, will merge with SavATree, providing uninterrupted service to clients.

“We’ve shared a territory with Red Cedar in New York for a long time,” said Daniel van Starrenburg, CEO of SavATree. “They have an exceptionally knowledgeable team and we’re excited for years of friendly competition to become a strong partnership.”

With the merger, clients will have access to an expanded range of professional landscape services, including lawn health care, deer browsing deterrence, and organic treatment options.

“Our mutual commitment to high quality care will make SavATree and Red Cedar a great team going forward,” said Steve Relyea. “Our customers will be well taken care of.”

SavATree is a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners.

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2019 M&A Activity in the Landscape Services Industry details all reported transactions in 2019.