In this DH News article, Scott Gardner from Davey's Vancouver office shares how arborists can help you with your zombie trees.

Posted: October 27, 2023

Arborists are alerting Vancouver property owners to a nightmarish problem this Halloween season known as “zombie trees.”brown mushrooms in a tree hollow

Vancouver arborist Scott Gardner of Davey Tree says zombie trees often form due to excessive drought followed by heavy rainfall.

“I know in Vancouver it rains so much that people don’t really think too much about it when summer is around… but the excessive drought trees experience causes them to run out of stored energy, and then they will die,” said Gardner.

Where do the trees get their nickname from? They appear alive from the outside, but they’re actually dying from the inside out.

One dangerous aspect is that while the tree appears healthy to a homeowner because of its leaves, it actually has some significant problems.

To read the rest of Scott's interview, click here.

For more information contact the Davey Vancouver office.

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