When damaging insects attack a tree, insect control by the professionals at Giroud Tree and Lawn may be required. The signs of insect infestation are unmistakable. Holes in the trunk from exit wounds, chewed leaves, sparse leaf development and excessive deadwood are just a few of the key indicators. Here are the Top 5 Damaging Insects you need to look for right now on your Trees & Shrubs!
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the Moms in our lives! If you know a Mom who is fond of trees, we have some great gift ideas she will love! From jewelry to journaling to Planting a special tree and more, there’s a little bit of everything on our Mother’s Day gift list!
After the long winter we’ve had, it’s refreshing to see the trees leafing out, the flowers blooming and bright green grass! April Showers bring May Flowers, but May Showers can often bring June fungi! You may see fungus in the form of pesky mushrooms popping up around your property. But, do you know how to spot the signs of a fungal disease on your lawn? To the untrained eye, it can be tricky to diagnose which type of fungus your lawn is suffering from. That’s because many fungi share similar symptoms- such as brown spots, dead patches and dry grass. Keep reading to see what Giroud’s Lawn Care Experts have to say about these unsightly spots, and how to best to manage each variety of fungus!
Arbor Day is a celebration of trees, and there’s no better way to show love for the trees on your property than with the gift of a healthy, thriving life! Here’s a round up of some of Giroud’s most popular posts that show how you can treat your tree this Arbor Day!
Now that the snow has finally melted in the Philadelphia area, many homeowners are seeing strange runways chiseled through their lawns. Most likely, the culprits are voles, who have quietly dug paths under the snow all winter, digging up lawns in the process. There are ways to fix your lawn. But, some damage is so extensive that homeowners require professional help. Besides your lawn, these little rodents can also cause big problems for certain trees and shrubs.
Earth Day is a time to reflect on our impact on the environment and to educate ourselves on better conservation practices. At Giroud Tree and Lawn, we make every effort to be Earth conscious. We also partner with other like-minded companies so we can decrease our carbon footprint while beautifying our client’s properties.
A large Zelkova Tree in Philadelphia has created big problems for one distraught homeowner. Fox 29’s Bruce Gordon reported on the story of Shirley Kelly’s tree problem and even contacted the city in an attempt to remedy the issue.
Shirley Kelly’s beloved tree has beautiful branches that provide shade on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, the tree was planted between the sidewalk and the road where it was destined to quickly outgrow the narrow space. Now over 20 years later, the roots have caused the concrete to lift and buckle so badly that this homeowner can’t even use her driveway. As if that isn’t bad enough, the roots have grown into her pipes, leading to costly plumbing issues.
Incredibly large, uprooted trees and broken branches littered a property in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania after a big winter Nor’easter swept through the area. A Giant White Oak and a huge Beech both smashed down on top of the shed. A Red Oak fell so close to the homeowners’ heating and cooling units that you couldn’t even slip a finger between them. All 3 trees uprooted, leaving a monstrous tangle of massive root balls and debris. Large sections of fencing were destroyed. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the property suffered extensive damage in the wake of this storm.
An Oak Tree with stress cracks needs to be pruned before high winds push the heavy branches to a catastrophic breaking point. A massive Hemlock tree with two leaders should be cabled before one side snaps from the weight of both trunks pulling away from one another. An Ash tree infected with Emerald Ash Borers has become incredibly dry and brittle and has to be removed before it falls and causes serious damage.
On the heels of the worst winter storm so far this year, many homeowners are left wondering: “What could I have done to prevent catastrophic storm damage?” While it’s impossible to predict the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.