There are few things more frustrating for an Arborist than to see a tree in decline because of bad pruning. While pruning is important for tree health and safety, it can lead to devastating consequences when the job is put in the wrong hands. Without proper knowledge and training, improper cuts can permanently damage and even kill an otherwise healthy tree! Read on to learn about the types of bad pruning; what can result from poor pruning techniques; and, how to avoid disaster with your trees.
When it comes to summer storm damage, we here at Giroud have seen it all! We’ve seen tall Poplar trees that have split right in half from high wind gusts. We’ve seen entire root systems from massive Oak trees that have lifted out of the ground soaked from heavy rains. We’ve cleaned up all kinds of trees that have crashed down on top of houses, cars, fences and pools. As Philadelphia weather continues to heat up, the odds of having a major summer storm also intensify. While summer storms are inevitable, property damage doesn’t have to be!
The Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest that has invaded our area. These beautiful but nasty bugs are swarming Pennsylvania in concerning numbers. First spotted in 2014, Penn State's Agriculture Extension has been monitoring the Spotted Lanternfly and issuing warnings about this invasive insect. They're a problem for local farmers who are losing fruit and timber crops to the insects' voracious appetite. However, homeowners are also seeing impacts that range from annoying to significant damage. The experts at Giroud show how to spot the Spotted Lanternfly, why they're more than just a nuisance pest, and how you can help in the fight against these insects.
Are you ever nervous about hiring a contractor? So, many questions can run through your mind. Can you trust them to do the job safely? Will you get a fair price? Will the job be done on time? If something goes wrong, will they fix it and make you happy?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.