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Post Vacation Blues!

This isn't exactly what you like to see when you come home from vacation. Unfortunately, a recent storm took down this large limb from a Maple tree in Abington and it came right down onto the car in the driveway. Luckily ISA Certified Arborist, Rob Nagy was able to get out there right away and assess the situation and the tree is being removed today by Giroud Tree Climbers, Dave Walker, Raffy Diaz, Stephen Corchado, and Michael Villanueva.

Unfortunately, a recent storm took down this large limb from a Maple tree in Abington and it came right down onto the car in the driveway.

Luckily ISA Certified Arborist, Rob Nagy was able to get out there right away and assess the situation and the tree is being removed today by Giroud Tree Climbers, Dave Walker, Raffy Diaz, Stephen Corchado, and Michael Villanueva.

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Does Your Tree Wear Spanx?

Of course not! But your tree could still be suffering from a girdle that's way too tight.

Girdles can be a death sentence for trees. Instead of growing out, girdling roots grow around the trunk. As the tree trunk gets fatter, the girdling roots tighten and cut off circulation through the tree.

It's easy to check your trees for girdling roots. Mike Chenail, Giroud Arborist, shows us how in his video of a young Norway Maple with roots wrapped around its trunk.

Does your tree have girdling roots? Let your Giroud Arborist take a look!

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Sibling Rivalry in Trees!

Do you have newly planted or young trees?  Like children, 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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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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Best Arbor Day Gifts for Trees

Tree pruning for safety, health and beauty was the Arbor Day gift for majestic Sycamore tree

What are you getting your trees for Arbor Day? Show them some love! Get a check up to be sure they're healthy. Catch problems early. Of course, you can never go wrong with a day at the spa, better known in the tree world as, tree pruning.

Check out our latest video by Rob Nagy, Giroud Arborist showing our crew pruning a majestic Sycamore.

To pick the best gift for your trees, you need to start by taking a good look at your trees to see what they need most. Be alert for:

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