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Are zombie trees invading your lawn? Houston arborist shares how to spot and treat them

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. 

Posted: August 5, 2021

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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