Posted: October 29, 2020

In this CBS News Denver interview, Derek Fox from Davey's West Denver office explains the signs of a zombie tree and why you should contact an arborist before winter.

Colorado’s extreme climate can take a toll on any and everything exposed to the elements, including houses, roads and cars. But living things such as trees are also very susceptible to damage over time from our harsh weather.

According to Derek Fox of Davey Tree in West Denver, many trees that have been stressed over the years are starting to show more signs of damage than originally thought. He refers to these trees as “zombie” trees, and you could have one or more in your yard.

Fox says that zombie trees are the ones that originally looked okay after a severe storm or a long period of drought, but then they start to show signs of trouble down the road. He says if you have a zombie tree in your yard it can sometimes be saved if caught in time, but in some cases they are actually dying from the inside out.

To read the full interview or listen to the video segment, click here.

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.

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