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Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe!

May 24, 2018 0 Comments

Emerald Ash Borer is a dangerous insect that invades and destroys Ash trees. They have killed thousands of trees across the country since they first appeared in 2002. But there’s something in particular that makes this situation a big cause for concern- Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe! Keep reading to see why this species of trees can pose a threat to your property and loved ones if you don’t remove it immediately.

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Is Your Property Protected from Mosquitoes for Your Backyard Parties?

May 21, 2018 0 Comments

Labor Day is almost here, and families are prepping their yards for barbecues and garden parties. As you hose down the patio furniture and sweep off the deck, you will probably be greeted by another beacon of warm weather outdoor time: Mosquitoes.

These blood-thirsty insects are an inevitable burden. When mosquitoes are eating you alive, it’s tough to enjoy your yard>  But, have no fear! Giroud Tree & Lawn offers an effective Mosquito Control Program- and it’s 100% Organic!

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Top 5 Damaging Insects You Need to Watch for on Trees & Shrubs

May 08, 2018 2 Comments

When damaging insects attack a tree, insect control by the professionals at Giroud Tree and Lawn may be required. The signs of insect infestation are unmistakable. Holes in the trunk from exit wounds, chewed leaves, sparse leaf development and excessive deadwood are just a few of the key indicators. Here are the Top 5 Damaging Insects you need to look for right now on your Trees & Shrubs!

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7 Marvelous Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Love Trees

May 06, 2018 0 Comments

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate the Moms in our lives! If you know a Mom who is fond of trees, we have some great gift ideas she will love! From jewelry to journaling to Planting a special tree and more, there's a little bit of everything on our Mother's Day gift list! 

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For Arbor Day, Treat Your Trees to the Gift of a Healthy Life!

Apr 27, 2018 0 Comments

Arbor Day is a celebration of trees, and there's no better way to show love for the trees on your property than with the gift of a healthy, thriving life! Here's a round up of some of Giroud's most popular posts that show how you can treat your tree this Arbor Day!

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How to Fix Vole Damage on Your Lawn

Apr 25, 2018 0 Comments

Now that the snow has finally melted in the Philadelphia area, many homeowners are seeing strange runways chiseled through their lawns. Most likely, the culprits are voles, who have quietly dug paths under the snow all winter, digging up lawns in the process. There are ways to fix your lawn.  But, some damage is so extensive that homeowners require professional help. Besides your lawn, these little rodents can also cause big problems for certain trees and shrubs.

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How Recycling Trees Into Mulch Gives Life to Other Trees!

Apr 19, 2018 0 Comments

Earth Day is a time to reflect on our impact on the environment and to educate ourselves on better conservation practices. At Giroud Tree and Lawn, we make every effort to be Earth conscious. We also partner with other like-minded companies so we can decrease our carbon footprint while beautifying our client's properties.

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Giant Zelkova Roots Lift and Destroy Homeowner's Sidewalk

Apr 03, 2018 0 Comments

A large Zelkova Tree in Philadelphia has created big problems for one distraught homeowner. Fox 29's Bruce Gordon reported on the story of Shirley Kelly's tree problem and even contacted the city in an attempt to remedy the issue. 

Shirley Kelly's beloved tree has beautiful branches that provide shade on a hot summer day.  Unfortunately, the tree was planted between the sidewalk and the road where it was destined to quickly outgrow the narrow space.  Now over 20 years later, the roots have caused the concrete to lift and buckle so badly that this homeowner can't even use her driveway. As if that isn't bad enough, the roots have grown into her pipes, leading to costly plumbing issues.

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Massive Trees Uproot in Storm Causing Property Damage in Meadowbrook

Mar 30, 2018 0 Comments

Incredibly large, uprooted trees and broken branches littered a property in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania after a big winter Nor’easter swept through the area. A Giant White Oak and a huge Beech both smashed down on top of the shed. A Red Oak fell so close to the homeowners’ heating and cooling units that you couldn’t even slip a finger between them. All 3 trees uprooted, leaving a monstrous tangle of massive root balls and debris.  Large sections of fencing were destroyed. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the property suffered extensive damage in the wake of this storm.

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Winter Training Keeps Giroud Tree Crew on Cutting Edge of Industry

Mar 25, 2018 0 Comments

An Oak Tree with stress cracks needs to be pruned before high winds push the heavy branches to a catastrophic breaking point. A massive Hemlock tree with two leaders should be cabled before one side snaps from the weight of both trunks pulling away from one another.  An Ash tree infected with Emerald Ash Borers has become incredibly dry and brittle and has to be removed before it falls and causes serious damage.

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Originally published January 1, 1970, updated November 15, 2018

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