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Hunting for Eastern Tent Caterpillars Activity for Kids!

Eastern Tent Caterpillars are fuzzy bugs that are fun to find outside. Sometimes you can see them crawling along the sidewalk or on the trunk of a tree. They’re fun to pick up and look at closely, but did you know that Eastern Tent Caterpillars can do a lot of damage to trees? Kids can…

May 1, 2020
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Flowering Trees: The Nature Show You Can’t See on Netflix

Have you noticed that nature is putting on a show for us right now? Some of our favorite flowering trees are coming alive with beautiful blooms! Here’s how to care for these spectacular trees.

April 9, 2020
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Why Emerald Ash Borer is an Insect You Can’t Afford to Ignore

For the last 17 years, the U.S. has been battling the Emerald Ash Borer. These shiny green beetles have decimated millions of Ash Trees across the country! If you’re a homeowner with an Ash Tree on your property, you need to have your tree inspected now or you may pay a hefty price later! Read…

April 3, 2020
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Trees Improperly Planted in Recently Built Home Developments

Homeowners in newer developments need to be on the lookout for tree and shrub problems. Unfortunately, poor soil, improper planting and bad mulching practices can cause long term problems. Whether you’re in a brand-new development or one that’s been around for several years, you’ll want to read on to learn the warning signs to look…

March 12, 2020
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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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Spotted Lanternfly: Everything You Need to Know
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 this insect 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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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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Saving 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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