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Arborists warn of 'zombie trees'

In this KGW TV interview and Oregon Live article, Dash Schenck from Davey's Portland, Oregon, office talks about how to spot a zombie tree and why they occur.

Posted: November 10, 2021

As we get deeper into autumn, experts say trees may be at risk for losing more than just their leaves.

“This year has been particularly bad with trees we normally don’t see problems with,” said Dash Schenck, certified arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company. In just the last week, Schenck said he responded to more than a dozen calls of trees falling onto houses, garages or fences.

“The lack of water we’ve got and then that heat back in the summertime really stressed the trees out. And, so, even in light weather like this with just a little bit of rain, the conditions are just right that trees can break or fall.”

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