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 icey conditions can strike at any time, and storm damage can be dangerous and expensive! Checking your trees before storms hit is…
When you have trees around your house, storms can put you on high alert. What will happen to your favorite tree? Is your house safe? How will the limbs hanging over the roof handle the wind, snow and ice?
Pruning is one of the best ways to help your trees stand-up to winter. The difference after pruning is dramatic. Watch this video as Giroud Arborist, Scott Slousky shows you a Silver Maple before and after pruning and explains how pruning makes trees safer. While you watch this video, it’s important to note that this tree was improperly pruned many years ago by another company. Our crew performed corrective pruning of the weakest limbs and deadwood to achieve the best results possible.
Recent ice and snow storms caused serious damage to many White Pines. Erik Rodgers, Giroud Representative and ISA Certified Arborist along with Bill Santry, Giroud Foreman, explain how pruning and weight reduction can protect your White Pines from damage. When damage occurs, the jagged stub from a broken limb can act like a highway for insect, disease and decay. Erik demonstrates how to properly remove the stub so that the wound can fully heal.
Protect your small trees and shrubs from storm damage. Another major storm is striking our region. The combination of heavy, dense snow and high winds can break or split trees and shrubs. You can minimize damage to your highly valued small trees and shrubs by periodically removing snow from the branches. Use a long pole or rake to gently lift branches and shake to dislodge snow or ice.
It’s snowing today but that doesn’t stop our tree service crews! Bill Boub, Doug Muth and Jeshua Van Buren team up to complete tree pruning at Medical Mission Sisters in Philadelphia, PA.