Monday night in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs was a loud one as high winds whipped through the area at upwards of 40 mph! A homeowner in Huntingdon Valley called Giroud Tree and Lawn’s Emergency line to request help with a situation on their property. A Pine and a Spruce had toppled to the ground, blocking the driveway and doing damage to their car. Giroud Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, visited the property and found that one of the trees had completely uprooted! It was quite a disaster, and the homeowner was pretty shook up! However, Drew assured them he would have a crew onsite right away.
Even if we have a winter with little snow accumulation, damage caused by the wild fluctuation in temperatures and high winds may have caused serious problems for your trees and shrubs. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t see the early signs of these hidden dangers, and that can result in catastrophic issues later on. There are some warnings you can see ahead of time, while others require the trained eye of an ISA Certified Arborist.
It’s 7am on a frigid January morning. The Giroud Tree crew is gathered outside, clutching their cups of hot coffee and breathing out icy puffs of chilly winter air. It may seem like an inopportune time and place for a meeting, but the presentation they’re watching can’t wait for warmer weather. Giroud General Treework and Safety Manager, Doug Muth, along with Crew Leader and Equipment Advisor, Dan Rombold, are hosting an important information session about the newest addition to the fleet- an 89 foot Backyard Bucket.
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.
The holidays are upon us, and if you have a tree or garden enthusiast on your shopping list, we have you covered! Here are some great gift ideas they’ll be sure to love!
One of the most delightful traditions about the holidays is the Christmas Tree. 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 for the holidays! Is there a cause for concern, or can we celebrate Oh Tannenbaum without trepidation? Read on to see what the experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have to say.
It’s official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly begin to die off. But not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring! Fall and Winter are the time for us…
Hemlock Trees are Coniferous Evergreens that are found all over Pennsylvania. They are a wonderful piece to any landscape, and can be a focal point of your backyard or even act as a privacy screen on the perimeter of your property. However, there are 3 tiny insects that do serious damage to Hemlock Trees: Adelgid, Scale, and Mites. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn explain what to look for and the best treatment options, so you can keep this valuable tree healthy and beautiful all year long!
Heavy winds and rough weather can lead to trees splitting apart and dangerous falling limbs. The time and money it costs to clean up these disasters can be astronomical! There are many reasons why cabling your tree now can prevent huge costs in the long run. Read on to see what the experts at Giroud have to say about the benefits of tree cabling.
The YMCA of Bucks County, Morrisville Branch is safer thanks to a $4,300 grant for hazardous tree removal from Giroud Tree and Lawn! In Giroud’s video of this tricky removal, watch Dan Rombold and his crew (Matt Mitchell and Rick Ritter) expertly remove the hazardous oak growing in a tight spot!