A Massive Willow Tree Fell in Richboro and Giroud and Lawn Saves It by Standing and Staking

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The Tree Care Experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share incredible video of the standing and staking of a massive Willow Tree that fell in Richboro, Pa. Homeowners can follow important preventative steps to keep trees heathy and strong so they don’t fall.

Fallen Willow Tree

This Willow Tree had a compromised root system, causing it to fall after heavy rains and high winds.

When conditions are the perfect mix of saturated soil with too much wind, trees can just uproot. But there are many things you can do strengthen your trees your trees so they are better prepared for these situations.

April showers bring May flowers, but heavy showers can bring big problems for trees with compromised root systems! That was the case with a beautiful Willow Tree in Richboro, Pa. when it crashed down during a windy storm. The homeowners were worried the tree would have to be removed. Thankfully, Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, from Giroud Tree and Lawn determined that the tree could be saved and stood up again.

Check out the incredible video showing how Giroud Tree Crew Leader, Leonardo Marquez worked with the Giroud Crew to stand up the Willow Tree.

How to Prevent Disaster

Disasters such as this one can leave homeowners wondering what could have been done to prevent such a big problem on the property.

“Sometimes when Mother Nature calls, there are tragedies that just can’t be prevented,” explains ISA Certified Giroud Arborist, Rob Nagy. “When conditions are the perfect mix of saturated soil with too much wind, trees can just uproot. But there are many things you can do strengthen your trees so they are better prepared for these situations.”

Health and safety checkups give all trees a fighting chance against inclement weather. Here are some ways homeowners can ensure trees and shrubs live long and vibrant lives:

  • Have trees and shrubs inspected at least annually for signs of stress cracks in the trunk, disease and insect infestation.
  • Put trees and shrubs on a vitamin plan with time-release deep root fertilizer feedings to strengthen the root systems.
  • Have trees pruned regularly to clean out deadwood and thin out the top so heavy wind flows more freely through the crown.
  • Have cable support systems installed in trees that are in danger of splitting.

Know About the “Hidden Dangers
Even if a homeowner’s trees and shrubs didn’t fall this spring in all the heavy rain and high winds, they still may have been negatively affected.

  • Tree root systems may have been compromised
  • Stress cracks may have formed in the trunks
  • Weak limbs may now be supporting too much weight

Be Proactive and Schedule a Safety Inspection

The only way to know for sure if trees and shrubs are healthy and safe is to have an ISA Certified Arborist conduct a thorough inspection. Most importantly, when choosing a tree care company, make sure representatives are ISA Certified Arborists. Also, check that the tree service is a TCIA Accredited Company, which will ensure they adhere to the highest standards of safety, legal and ethical practices.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control 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, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. 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 Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also 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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