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Posted: May 05, 2021

In this Houston Chron and My San Antonio article, Matt Petty from Davey's South Houston office talks about what zombie trees are and why you may have some on your property after the Texas freeze in February.

snow on trees and bushes

They're among us. 

Trees parading as being alive and well, leaves green and blowing in the wind. You might sit under one to keep shaded from the sun or have it planted in your backyard. 

But some of these trees were killed in February's disastrous freeze and haven't yet shown signs of destress, according to Matt Petty, an arborist who works with Davey Tree. 

"They're trees that are dead and just don't know it yet," Petty said. "They're in decline with crippling health or safety issues that are not visible to the untrained eye." 

To learn about how to spot and care for a zombie tree, go to Chron.com or mySA.com to read the full story. 

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