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How to Check Your Christmas Tree for Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses
Egg Masses are laid in rows and covered with a clay-like secretion. Finding the perfect Christmas trees is one of the highlights of the holiday season. 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! Is there...
December 5, 2019
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Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees- What’s Best for Your Family?
There is a lot to consider when deciding whether a real or artificial christmas tree is best for your family. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is fully underway, and your family might be heading out this weekend to pick out the perfect Christmas tree. In the decades-long battle of real versus artificial Christmas...
December 5, 2019
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How to Protect Hollies, Rhododendrons and Evergreens from Winter Burn

Cold weather is hard on your landscape! Heavy snow and ice cause many problems. But, did you know that cold wind can be just as devastating to your trees and shrubs? Learn how to protect Hollies, Rhododendrons and Evergreens from Winter Burn with tips from Giroud!

November 21, 2019
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Prepare Your Home for Winter with These Tips

How to prepare your home for winter-hubspotGuest 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.

November 21, 2019
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Why Dead Ash Trees Are Dangerous During Winter Storms!
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. As we approach winter storm season, there’s something in particular that makes infested Ash Trees a big cause for concern- Dead Ash Trees are Dangerous! Keep reading to...
November 14, 2019
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Massive Oak Tree Crushes House in Oreland, PA!
Last week on Halloween night, we experienced our first big storm of the fall, and it caught many of us off guard! As trick-or-treaters were heading home to count their candy, the winds were increasing in speed and rain was whipping through the area. We received several calls here at Giroud for storm damage, and...
November 7, 2019
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Why Removing Ailanthus Trees Helps in the Fight Against Spotted Lanternfly
We are still learning about Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect attacking trees and causing property damage across Pennsylvania. Penn State, along with the PA Department of Agriculture and the USDA, have been researching the habits and life cycle of Spotted Lanternfly since it first appeared in Berks County in 2014. There’s still so much unknown...
October 31, 2019
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Why Your Recently Pruned Tree Will Benefit from a Deep Root Feeding!

This past year has been a wild weather roller coaster! We had some icy snow storms and spring weather that didn’t break until much too late. Then, about halfway through the summer, the heavy rains started; and it shows no sign of slowing down as we head into fall.  All of this wild weather has put your trees under a lot of stress!  The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn explain how you can help your trees heal, grow strong and thrive by feeding them with a deep root fertilizing treatment! 

October 17, 2019
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What is Pennsylvania Doing About Spotted Lanternfly?
We were warned about the spread of Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect that has been creeping it’s way across Pennsylvania since 2014. In previous years, Berks County has been the hardest hit, but now the Spotted Lanternfly has made it's way into Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties, and even into Philadelphia. This bug has been...
September 26, 2019
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Girdling Roots and a Cracked Trunk: 1 Tree, 2 Problems
Leaning Elm Tree from Cracked Girdling Roots It can be incredibly frustrating to learn that an important tree on your property is dying, especially when you don’t see the signs until it is too late. One Giroud customer called on Arborist, Mike Chenail, to help them understand what was causing their American Elm to suddenly...
August 15, 2019
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