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Posted: November 05, 2021

In this Houston Chronicle article, Matt Petty from Davey's South Houston office talks about how to make sure your trees are protected before storms begin this winter. 

With two months left in hurricane season and winter approaching, Sugar Land residents must safeguard their property and vehicles from extreme winds and broken trees. 

arborist and homeowner looking at tree

“Regularly have a certified arborist come out and review your property,” said arborist Matt Petty from Davey Tree. “Trees that have been impacted from the winter storm may have overall structural instability and a greater likelihood of failure. You start to notice defects, the zombie trees.”

"Zombie trees are dead and don't know it," said Petty. 

Weakened trees have brittle branches and are more susceptible to tree diseases and cankers.  

To continue reading about how to protect your trees, click here

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