Authorities warn of 'zombie trees' this hurricane season
Monday, July 9, 2018
Posted by: Dana Walker
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Authorities have issued a warning about "zombie trees" in
your neighborhood, saying they could fall over at any time. These are trees that appear to be alive on the outside but are dead on the inside.
Arborists say hurricanes are the culprit for a lot of dead and dying trees, and after hurricanes Irma and Matthew, many of them have already been removed. Often the wind and rain from a hurricane are just too much.
“Trees will respond to stress. They'll manifest leaves and flowers and growth, and then they can die. It's not an uncommon thing.”