In this Click2Houston TV interview, Amaury Martinez from Davey's South Houston office talks about what zombie trees are and what to do if you have one on your property.
HOUSTON – Earlier this year, Houston landscapes took a big hit from the big freeze. While some plants are now showing signs of life, others are still looking pretty dead and brown. Local arborist Amaury Martinez shares what people should know about the zombie tree phenomenon, plus how we can prep for these never-ending summer storms.
“A zombie tree is basically a tree that’s been dead but doesn’t know it yet,” said Martinez. “It has safety and health issues that are not visible to the untrained eye.”
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The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.