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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 1, 2021
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Tree Trimming Makes Elkins Park Property Safer

It’s a chilly day in Elkins Park as Giroud Climbers Josh Dorr and Saul Morales weave their way through tree branches, carefully pruning out deadwood. They have a lot of trees to clean up, and the job takes all day. This property has several trees, and some of the larger ones have branches that hang…

March 12, 2021
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Top 5 Yard and Garden Tools Recommended by Your Giroud Experts
As you start to plan your spring projects, you might be looking for yard and garden tools to make your job easier. Read on to see what 5 Giroud experts recommend as their favorite tools for yardwork! Hand Pruner and Loppers "As a property owner and gardener, I have found that a well-built, sharp hand...
March 5, 2021
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Kids Activity: Hunt for Eastern Tent Caterpillars!

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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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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Preventing Winter Storm Damage

Winter weather, for most of us, means bundling up by the fire and hibernating until Spring. But while we’re safe and warm inside, your trees and shrubs aren’t as lucky. High winds and icy conditions can strike at any time, and storm damage can be dangerous and expensive! Checking your trees before storms hit is…

February 5, 2020
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Every Dead Tree Branch Tells a Story

When you look up at the trees in your yard, what do you see? Your tree might be trying to tell you something! Ok, it can’t use a phone or smoke signals, but your tree is brilliant at sign language. For example, a dead tree branch is often a signal of a hidden health issue,…

January 30, 2020
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Scale- An Eco-Friendly Treatment

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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Tree Pruning Before Summer Storms is Beneficial

We’ve already had some pretty wild storms this summer, and the Giroud Crew has been all over the area cleaning up storm damage. Summer storms can catch us off guard, but one way to avoid storm damage is to have your trees pruned. Cleaning out deadwood and creating a better airflow through the crown will…

June 27, 2019
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Why Removing Deadwood is Important
Snow and ice can weigh down weak or dead branches, creating a falling hazard.
October 24, 2017
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