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Why Are These Ash Trees Healthy?

Yes, there's a lot of gloom and doom for Ash Trees. Emerald Ash Borers are destroying Ash so quickly that it seems like we blink and they're dead. But wait, that's not quite true. Many Ash trees are still alive and well.

Robert Poley, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist, gives us a front row view of several Ash trees in Lower Gwynedd. Treated with Tree-age trunk injections last year, these beauties are thriving with no signs of Emerald Ash Borer activity.

Here's the challenge. The Emerald Ash Borer control only works if your Ash trees are still healthy. Have your Giroud Arborist check your Ash trees while there's still time. Contact us today for a free evaluation.

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Young Tree Headed for Trouble!

Do you have newly planted or young trees?  Like kids, young trees need guidance to live a good life. Here's a young Norway Maple that was planted 2 years ago and is already in trouble.

The tree's problem is a lot like sibling rivalry. Too many branches are fighting to be the leader. Mike Chenail, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist, explains that the tree needs training, also known as structural pruning.

Structural pruning is both art and science. Our tree pruning specialists thin out excess branches and create one dominant or central leader around which the remaining branches will grow. Not only will the tree be stronger and healthier, it will have a beautiful shape as it grows.

Do you have young trees? Let your Giroud Arborist take a look and be sure they're headed for a trouble-free life!

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Creepy Crawlies Are Out!

Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Emerald Ash Borers, Lacebugs and more; many destructive pests are attacking trees right now.

Video by Drew Slousky, Giroud VP and ISA Certified Arborist, shows Pine Sawfly Larvae attacking a Mugo Pine and explains warning signs to look for. This destructive pest can be controlled usually with one treatment.

Check out our Insect Page to see what pests may be at work damaging your trees. Be alert for these warning signs:

  1. Off color, sparse growth and brown patches on Evergreens.
  2. Leaves with odd spots or deformities.
  3. Sections of the tree that don't leaf out or are dead.

Worried about insects damaging your trees and shrubs? We can help!

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Tree Removal Makes Way to Plant New Tree

While it was sad to see the big, dead Maple go, Susan Dudo, of Elkins Park, took it as an opportunity to plant a beautiful new tree.

Rob Nagy, Giroud Arborist, helped her find the perfect spot and pick out the best tree. Then, Giroud Crew members, Leo Interiano, Bernie Hartopp, Kirk Leary, and Todd Brown completed the hazardous removal and new planting.

Susan captured the action from start to finish and kindly shared her photos with us.

Concerned about a dead tree? Or, simply want to add a beautiful new tree to your landscape? Contact Giroud Tree and Lawn! Your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist will be happy to do a free evaluation.

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Organic Approach to Mosquito and Tick Control

Want to outsmart these nasty pests and enjoy your yard? You don't need to pull out the chemical warfare. Instead, let nature take over.

Here's a 3 Step approach to organic mosquito and tick control that works:

  1. Apply 100% Organic Treatments: Essential oils are safe and powerful. Our Certified Applicators thoroughly apply our organic formula to kill the pests on contact and create a natural barrier that repels them for up to 3 weeks.
  2. Take Away Hot Spots: Tall grasses, overgrown shrubs and shady areas are pest magnets. Giroud can help by removing brush, trimming and shaping shrubs and pruning shade trees to let in more sun.
  3. Remove Standing Water: Event the smallest amount of water is a perfect landing spot for mosquitoes to breed. Remove or regularly empty anything that catches and holds water no matter how small. Even the saucers under planters or candles can be water catchers. Ponds, bird baths and other larger areas of standing water in the landscape may need a biologically safe treatment that destroys mosquito larvae but protects fish, birds and other aquatic life.

Concerned about ticks and mosquitoes? Contact Giroud Tree and Lawn! Your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist will be happy to do a free evaluation.

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Best Trees to Replace Dead Ash

Without treatment, it's inevitable. All untreated Ash trees in our region will be killed by Emerald Ash Borers. That's going to leave a lot of bare spots in our landscapes. Pictured: Ash Trees killed by Emerald Ash Borers; all that's left is logs and stumps after removal.

Many of us will want to fill the empty space with a beautiful new tree. But, what tree is best for your landscape?

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New Virus Threat from Ticks

Ticks Are Spreading Powassan Virus 100% Organic Tick Control Stops the Bites and Safely Protects Children, Pets and Pollinators

Now there's even more reason to fear ticks and it's life threatening. It's the Powassan Virus. Just like Lyme Disease, Powassan is spread by Deer Ticks; making Tick Control more essential than ever.

A rare but deadly virus, Powassan can be transmitted in as little as 15 minutes according to the CDC. By contrast, it takes 24 hours for a tick to infect a person or pet with Lyme Disease. That's precious little time to see the tick and remove it before becoming infected.

Scientists have been tracking tick populations and expect this season to be especially bad.

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Mosquitoes: Stop Swatting and Take Control!

100% Organic Mosquito Control Stops the Bites and Safely Protects Children, Pets and Pollinators

When mosquitoes are eating you alive, it's tough to enjoy your yard. It's time to stop swatting, missing those fast, little demons and then scratching bites for days!

The first trick in Mosquito Control is treating the places where mosquitoes love to hide. Rob Nagy, Giroud Arborist, and Rodney Stahl, Jr, Giroud Plant Health Care Manager, share a video of how Giroud will find and treat the mosquito hot spots on our customer's property in Elkins Park to keep these blood sucking pests out of the yard.

Our 100% Organic Mosquito Control program is made from essential oils including peppermint and cedar oils. A natural repellent that's safe for pets, children and pollinators, our treatments control mosquitoes as well as dangerous ticks, fleas and gnats.

Here's how our Mosquito Control works:

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Do Lawn Treatments Work?

Well, the short answer is: "It depends." Like a great recipe, lawn treatment results depend several key ingredients like the right mix of treatments for your particular lawn plus the skill of the Lawn Applicator!

Of course, the best way to know if Giroud Lawn Treatmentswork, is to see for yourself.

David Minutella, of Willow Grove, has been a Giroud Lawn customer since 2013. He was excited to share these "Before" and "After" photos showing how his lawn has responded to our Program.

According to David, there's an "Incredible difference when

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