One Year after Hurricane Harvey, How Are Houston's Trees?

In this Houston Chronicle story, Matt Petty of Davey's South Houston, Texas, office discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the area's trees one year after the storm.

Posted: September 4, 2018

A leaf peeper driving through Houston might think fall is around the corner, looking at the changing canopies of bald cypresses, maples, elms, certain oaks and sycamores across the landscape.

That would be wishful thinking. Cooler fall temperatures that trigger leaf color don’t typically arrive here until November or December.

Trees that are dropping leaves now are likely stressed and may need attention, experts say. 

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