Summer Storms in Philadelphia can Cause Significant Damage and Giroud Tree and Lawn Explains the Top 3 Tree Service Actions Homeowners can Take to Protect Their Trees

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Philadelphia weather is heating up and so are the odds of having a summer storm that causes significant damage to trees, homes and other property. Philadelphia homeowners can protect trees and property with the top 3 tree service actions provided by Giroud Tree and Lawn.

Tree Pruning to improve air flow and remove dead branches in a Catalpa tree

Tree pruning ensures high winds can easily move through the tree and removes dead and weak branches that can cause damage

Top 3 actions to prevent storm damage are tree pruning, tree cabling and hazardous tree removal

As Philadelphia weather heats up, the odds of having a major summer storm also intensify. Storms with high winds and heavy rain wreak havoc across communities and often result in massive tree damage. Giroud Tree and Lawn provides the Top 3 tree service actions homeowners can take now including tree trimming, tree cabling and hazardous tree removal.

“A summer storm is like a bully on the playground, who preys on the weakest person,” explains Lou Giroud, President of Giroud Tree and Lawn and ISA Certified Arborist. “Like the bully, summer storms pick on the weakest trees, snapping huge limbs and toppling trees on homes, cars or other valuable property.”

How does a homeowner know if a tree is weak? “The best approach is to have a professional tree service with ISA Certified Arborists check tree safety now,” says Mr. Giroud. “An ISA Certified Arborist will look for cracks, decay, excessive deadwood, structural defects and other problems.”

The Top 3 tree service actions to prevent summer storm damage are tree trimming, tree cabling and hazardous tree removal.    
1.    Tree Trimming: Professional tree service crews are trained to thin crowns and remove crossed, weak and dead branches to ensure high winds can easily move through the tree.
2.    Tree Cabling: Trees with multiple trunks or weakly attached limbs are prime targets for splitting. Tree cabling helps keep limbs and trunks secure. A professional Arborist will select the appropriate cable system and ensure it is installed at the right height and tension,
3.    Tree removal: Trees that are dead or have unstable root systems are hazardous and must be removed. Considered the most dangerous operation performed by a tree service, tree removal requires professionals with the knowledge and equipment to safely remove trees that are often located near homes and other structures.

Summer storms can hit without warning. All trees near a home or other valuable structure need to be thoroughly evaluated for safety by an ISA Certified Arborist. An evaluation is often free. The potential to save the homeowner from extensive tree damage is priceless. The resulting tree service recommendations which may include tree trimming, tree cabling and hazardous tree removal will ensure homeowners can keep trees and property safe.

Before choosing a tree service company, homeowners need to check the company’s references, professional credentials and insurance coverage. Ask for a written estimate and the company’s customer satisfaction policy. These simple steps will help to ensure the tree service is done to professional standards and the homeowner is satisfied with the end result.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn
Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, tree removal and lawn care programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal and traditional and 100% organic lawn programs to keep lawns healthy and green . Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award® every year since 2005. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area. For more information, visit the company website at or call 215-682-7704.

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