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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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Everything You Need to Know About Spotted Lanternfly
There’s a lot of information going around about Spotted Lanternfly now that the insects have emerged in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. What is Spotted Lanternfly and what does it look like? Where in our area has it been seen? What kind of damage can it do? How do we get rid of Spotted Lanternfly?...
August 1, 2019
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An Eco-Friendly Treatment for Scale

You invest a lot in your landscape, so it can be incredibly frustrating to find that your prized shrubs and trees are suffering from an insect infestation! Scale are among the most common, and they sometimes go unnoticed until the tree or shrub starts to decline. Once there is significant damage, extreme measures need to…

July 18, 2019
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Meet Your Giroud Lawn Care Technicians!

We are right in the midst of Lawn Care Season, and the Giroud Lawn Care Technicians are busy out on customers’ properties delivering excellent service and fantastic results! If you see one of these 3 smiling faces out on your own property, feel free to say hello! Paul Ruffenach, Bill Krowchena, and Tom McMonagle are…

July 11, 2019
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Tree Pruning Before Summer Storms is Beneficial

We’ve already had some pretty wild storms this summer, and the Giroud Crew has been all over the area cleaning up storm damage. Summer storms can catch us off guard, but one way to avoid storm damage is to have your trees pruned. Cleaning out deadwood and creating a better airflow through the crown will…

June 27, 2019
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How to Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

School’s out for summer, and that means your kiddos are ready for popsicles, pool parties and outside adventures! They’ve been waiting all year for the long, hot days of summer fun, so you slather them in sunscreen and send them out the door. But Wait! They’re protected from the blazing sun rays, but did you…

June 20, 2019
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How to Combat Spotted Lanternfly in the Nymph Stages

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has officially invaded Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties! All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, carefully encased in a protective, hardened layer of secretion. In just a few weeks, swarms of the adult Spotted Lanternfly will appear, destroying crops and causing property damage…

June 6, 2019
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What To Do If Your Tree Is Not Leafing Out

Now that we are a few weeks into spring, many of us have had plenty of time to walk around the outside and prepare our properties for the long summer ahead. Lawns have been mowed, gardens have been planted, and yards have been given a good spring clean-up. The more time you spend in your…

May 30, 2019
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How Unhealthy Trees Attract Borer Insects!

Here at Giroud Tree and Lawn, we get all sorts of calls to evaluate trees that are infested with insects. Sometimes a homeowner can see insects gathering around the trunk or high up in the branches. But oftentimes, the problem is lurking deep within the bark of the tree. Borer insects of all types are…

May 23, 2019
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How Giroud Saved a Fallen Willow Tree with Standing and Staking

April showers bring May flowers, but heavy showers can bring big problems for trees with compromised root systems! That was the case with a beautiful Willow Tree in Richboro, PA when it crashed down a few weeks ago during a windy storm. The homeowners were worried the tree would have to be removed, so they…

May 9, 2019
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