Southampton Library Receives $1,000 Tree Service Grant From Giroud Tree and Lawn For Tree Pruning To Improve Health and Fix Issues Caused by Topping

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The Southampton Library’s trees are now healthier thanks to a $1,000 tree service donation from Giroud Tree and Lawn for tree pruning to correct problems created when the trees were topped a few years ago.

Kim Ingram, Library Executive Director and Erik Rodgers, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist joined by tree service crew members in front of Southampton Free Library

Giroud Tree Making Our Communities Beautiful—One Tree at a time. The Southampton Library’s trees are now healthier and more pleasingly shaped thanks to a $1,000 grant from Giroud Tree and Lawn.

The health of the Library's trees was in jeopardy from topping, a harmful and unacceptable tree service practice.

The Southampton Library’s trees are now healthier thanks to a $1,000 tree service donation from Giroud Tree and Lawn for tree pruning to correct problems created when the trees were topped a few years ago.    

The $1,000 tree service grant from Giroud Tree and Lawn focused on fixing problems created when the Cherry trees at Southampton Library were topped, a harmful and unacceptable tree care practice. Additionally, Magnolia trees along the front of the Library were blocking signage from the street creating a traffic safety issue.

“The future health of the Southampton Library’s Cherry trees was in jeopardy from topping, says Erik Rodgers, ISA Certified Arborist at Giroud Tree and Lawn. Further, the Magnolias required elevation of lower limbs and thinning of interior branches for visibility and to promote a more natural growth habit.

To counteract the injuries sustained from tree topping and get the trees on the road to better health and beauty, Giroud Tree and Lawn donated the tree service crew to professionally remove dead branches, properly prune stubs back to lateral branches and selectively thin sucker growth to save those with the best growth potential.

“The trees surrounding the Library were unsightly and overgrown with suckers and ugly stubs from ill-advised topping a few years ago,” says Kim Ingram, Executive Director, Southampton Library. “Giroud’s donation helps preserve the trees to become a beautiful part of our landscape.

“Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known,” says Trees are Good, the International Society of Arboriculture’s educational website. “Yet, despite more than 25 years of literature and seminars explaining its harmful effects, topping remains a common practice.” To learn more about why tree topping is not an acceptable tree service practice and find better alternatives, visit Trees are Good’s article on topping at: According to Trees are Good.

The tree service grant is discussed in a video at: Giroud Tree Service Donation to Southampton Library. The video explains the problems created by topping and the steps the Giroud Tree and Lawn crew will take to make the trees healthy and beautiful.

Giroud Tree and Lawn’s donation is part of the “Giroud Treework for Charity” program which donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. “Giroud Treework for Charity” was established in 1997 to help local non-profit organizations preserve their irreplaceable trees and ensure safety. It has already provided over $65,000 in free tree care to numerous area organizations. Giroud welcomes applications from any 501(c)3 organization that is open to the entire community on a nonsectarian basis. An organization must be located within Giroud's service area. For more information on “Giroud Treework for Charity,” contact Giroud Tree and Lawn at 215-682-7704

About Southampton Library
The Southampton Library was established in 1920 and provides a variety of programs and services to the community including: programs for adults and children, internet access, reference and non-reference materials.    

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 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 http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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