July 23, 2014 09:53 ET

SavATree Community Service Project at the Henry Whitfield State Museum

GUILFORD, CT--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2014) -  Tree and shrub care company SavATree selected the Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford, Connecticut as the site of its 2014 Volunteer Day. On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, over twenty-five members of their management team from across the country and staff from their local office in Old Saybrook came together and utilized their skills to help care for the National Historic Landmark property. SavATree's annual Volunteer Day has previously been held at such notable landmarks as Ground Zero in New York City, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts and Princeton University in New Jersey.

The team focused their efforts on pruning and cabling to reduce potential hazards and to improve the health, structure and shape of a variety of trees. Additional rejuvenation pruning was performed on lilac hedges and along the new Whitfield Spur of the New England Trail.

"At SavATree, we take our commitment to corporate citizenship very seriously," said Daniel van Starrenburg, President of SavATree. "Our team derives a great deal of satisfaction from supporting communities where we live and work. We are proud to provide expert care to the trees and shrubs at the historic Henry Whitfield property."

Museum Curator Michael McBride said, "As the Henry Whitfield House and the Town of Guilford celebrate their 375th anniversaries this year, it was very exciting to have SavATree assist in making the museum property safer and more beautiful. Their efforts couldn't have come at a better time, not just for the 375th celebrations but because the museum is still dealing with the loss of dozens of trees and damage to the landscape from the last three years of severe weather."

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The Henry Whitfield State Museum, built in 1639, is Connecticut's oldest house, New England's oldest stone house and a National Historic Landmark. In 2014, it is celebrating its 375th Anniversary. It is open May 1 to December 14, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The last tickets are sold at 4 pm each day. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, $5.00 for youth ages 6 to 17 and free to children under 6. School and group tours are available year round by appointment. The museum is located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford (exit 58 off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call (203) 453-2457, e-mail, log on to or join the museum on Facebook at   

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