Feb. 28 2020 10:09 AM

This marks SavATree’s 40th branch office.

Photo: SavATree

SavATree, Bedford Hills, New York, has announced a merger with Indianapolis-based Ping’s Tree Service. This marks SavATree’s 40th branch office and second Indiana location, further expanding its presence in the Midwest.

Founded by Phil Ping in 1973, Ping’s Tree service is the largest privately owned and operated tree care service company in central Indiana. Its services include tree preservation and care, pruning, removals, plant health care and professional lawn care.

SavATree merged with another local tree care company, Vine & Branch in December 2019. Consequently, Ping’s and Vine & Branch are combining teams, fleets and offices under the SavATree canopy to serve the needs of Indiana landscapes while employing a shared philosophy: do right by the customer, the community and the environment.

Phil Ping’s daughter, Lisa Daugherty, will lead the newly combined teams. “I am excited to partner with SavATree to enhance the legacy my father built over the past 47 years by providing even more services and taking the company to the next level,” says Daugherty.

“Ping’s is a great match for us due to our shared culture, expert teams and dedication to safety and quality results,” says Daniel van Starrenburg, executive chairman of SavATree. “By building density in the Indiana marketplace, customers will benefit from environmentally minded services that enhance the health and beauty of their properties while providing additional opportunities for employees. We are excited to welcome Ping’s to the SavATree family.”