Girdling roots are choking off the circulation of water and nutrients to this Red Maple. In this video, Erik Rodgers, shows how girdling roots formed around a Red Maple in Penndel PA. Dan Rombold, Giroud Crew Leader, uses an air spade to blow away the soil and expose the roots so they can be cut from the tree. Symptoms include stunted growth, deformed or off color leaves, branch die back and early leaf drop. If allowed to continue, girdling roots can kill a tree. For more information, contact Giroud Tree and Lawn at 215-682-7704.