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Gifts that Give Back to the Environment
The holidays are right around the corner, and oftentimes the best gift to give is one that serves a greater purpose. We here at Giroud are passionate about trees and the environment. That's why we've compiled this Gift Guide of gifts that give back to the environment. You'll find something for everyone on your list,...
December 19, 2019
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Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Nature
Kids who love nature will enjoy these gift ideas this holiday season! Go Find It Family Game This is an awesome game for the whole family to get outside and exlpore nature together! It's a scavenger hunt that will have your kids hunting for all sorts of cool things and learning about the world around...
December 12, 2019
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5 Gifts for the Garden Lover
Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by Their Leaves (Eastern US) Whether you have a budding arborist or an adventure seeker on your list, they will love this pocket guide! This handy manual is tiny, but jam packed with easy to understand illustrations and information. Tree Finder is a great little book to...
December 12, 2019
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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

Guest 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…

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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