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'Zombie Trees' are taking over south Texas lawns, here's how to save them

Posted: May 6, 2021

In this News 4 San Antonio interview, Jess Divin from Davey's East San Antonio office talks about zombie trees and what you can do if you have one on your property after the Texas freeze.

SAN ANTONIO - Local arborists are seeing a lot of “zombie trees" across south Texas.

You may have seen one.

At first, your tree looks alive, trying to survive after the February freeze. They can sometimes take months -- or even years to reveal themselves.

Some can be saved -- but others are likely dying and need to be removed.

"It's been one of the worst parts of my job, to be perfectly honest,” Jess Divin said. “It's hard because a lot of people invest a lot of time, energy, and emotion into a lot of these trees, so seeing something that has been alive for the last 80 years and then all of a sudden, one event comes in and just wipes it out."

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