It is a sad time for Ash Trees in Pennsylvania. They’ve been battling Emerald Ash Borer for over a decade, and unfortunately, the insects are gaining the upper hand. Ash Trees are a staple in North America, known for their beauty, strength, and versatility. Now they are being decimated by tiny green insects moving at an alarming rate.
Monday night in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs was a loud one as high winds whipped through the area at upwards of 40 mph! A homeowner in Huntingdon Valley called Giroud Tree and Lawn's Emergency line to request help with a situation on their property. A Pine and a Spruce had toppled to the ground, blocking the driveway and doing damage to their car. Giroud Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, visited the property and found that one of the trees had completely uprooted! It was quite a disaster, and the homeowner was pretty shook up! However, Drew assured them he would have a crew onsite right away.
Even if we have a winter with little snow accumulation, damage caused by the wild fluctuation in temperatures and high winds may have caused serious problems for your trees and shrubs. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t see the early signs of these hidden dangers, and that can result in catastrophic issues later on. There are some warnings you can see ahead of time, while others require the trained eye of an ISA Certified Arborist.
Last year was a record breaking winter for storm damaged properties. In the wake of all the destruction, many homeowners were left wondering: "What could I have done to prevent catastrophic storm damage?" While it’s impossible to predict the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.
It's 7am on a frigid January morning. The Giroud Tree crew is gathered outside, clutching their cups of hot coffee and breathing out icy puffs of chilly winter air. It may seem like an inopportune time and place for a meeting, but the presentation they're watching can't wait for warmer weather. Giroud General Treework and Safety Manager, Doug Muth, along with Crew Leader and Equipment Advisor, Dan Rombold, are hosting an important information session about the newest addition to the fleet- an 89 foot Backyard Bucket.
The holidays are a busy time of year, so it's easy to get distracted. However, between all the shopping, baking and merriment, it's important to be aware of any issues that can result in big problems for your family and home. Not to worry! The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have your holiday safety checklist to keep everyone safe amidst all the celebrating!
One of the most delightful traditions about the holidays is the Christmas Tree. However, with the recent invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly, many Pennsylvanians are left wondering if they should be hesitant about bringing a possible tainted topiary into their home for the holidays! Is there a cause for concern, or can we celebrate Oh Tannenbaum without trepidation? Read on to see what the experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have to say.
The holidays are upon us, and if you have a tree or garden enthusiast on your shopping list, we have you covered! Here are some great gift ideas they'll be sure to love!
Guest writer, Clara Beaufort, founder of Gardener Gigs, shares her tips on how to prepare your home for the cold winter ahead.
Temperatures are dropping (and staying there), and you’re really looking forward to the chilly winter months: Sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa, seeing friends and family over the holidays. But before you break out the scarves and mittens, your home needs some attention.
Read on for some important home maintenance tasks that, once completed, will keep your home running smoothly and safely throughout the cold winter months.
It's official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Now is the time for us to take action and destroy as many egg masses as we can. The experts at Giroud show you how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video below!