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How to Prevent Snow Mold on Your Lawn

When you’re in the thick of the winter season, you might not be thinking about your lawn. However, leaving large piles of slowly melting snow can cause snow mold on your grass! Read on to see Giroud’s tips for preventing snow mold so you have a great lawn this spring!

February 19, 2021
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How Rock Salt Can Be Harmful To Your Landscape

We’ve already had too much snow this winter in the Philadelphia area and that means lots of rock salt. To keep driving conditions safe, fleets of salt trucks coat our roads with an abundance of rock salt. While we all appreciate the benefits of cleared roads, we also need to consider how these chemicals are…

February 9, 2021
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Winter snow, wild fluctuations 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…

February 8, 2021
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How Winter Weather Affects Your Trees
Even if we have a winter with little snow accumulation, damage caused by rapid fluctuation in temperatures and high winds can cause 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...
January 20, 2021
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Tick Season Isn’t Over –Caution Still Needed

You might think it’s safe to stop worrying about ticks in winter. Not true!  You still need to be vigilant to protect your family and pets from illnesses spread by ticks.  

December 11, 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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Why Trees Need Winter Pruning

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. 

October 24, 2017
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Watch Clean-up of Spruce Toppled in Winter Storm
Winds topple a giant Norway Spruce in winter storm. Weakened by decay, the tree, at Laura Christman's home, snapped liked a toothpick destroying Hemlock and Crabapple trees and damaging a porch. Video shows the clean-up operation with Giroud Foremen, Doug Muth, Dan Rombold and Bill Santry joined by homeowner, Laura Christman. Trees with decay and...
October 24, 2017
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White Pines Damaged by Winter Storms

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.

October 24, 2017
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