Local Landscaper Removes Leaning Locust from YMCA
Giroud Tree and Lawn donates much-needed tree service to the Abington YMCA.
The Abington YMCA parking area and neighboring homes are now safer thanks to a $1,000 grant from Giroud Tree and Lawn. The grant is part of the landscaper's Treework for Charity program.
“Safety was the top priority for Giroud’s grant,” Giroud arborist Rob Nagy said. “A hazardous locust tree, located on a sharp slope along the border of the YMCA parking area, had a shallow root system that was at high risk for toppling. Tree removal was required to protect the safety of neighboring homes and the YMCA members using the parking area.”
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“The well-being of our members, staff and neighbors is a priority for us,” YMCA Associate Executive Director Missy DiMassa said. “Giroud’s donation helps to ensure that people who utilize and live near our facility can continue to do so knowing that they are in a safe and secure environment.
The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donatess free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Since it was established in 1997 the program has provided over $65,000 in free tree care to several 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.
Information courtesy of Omoiye Kinney/ YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity