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They’re Out There: Watch Out for ‘Zombie Trees’

Homeowners may unknowingly be haunted by a “zombie tree” hiding in their yard. These trees may appear to be alive and even still green and full of foliage, but are dying inside in a way that could threaten nearby homes or the safety of those around them, a recent article at® warns.

How can you spot one? “Homeowners should be on the lookout for dying limbs, holes in the trunks, or signs of fungus growing near the roots in the soil or the bark of the tree,” Marc Mayer, director of technical operations at TruGreen, a lawn care company in Memphis, Tenn., told®. “The fungus may appear as discoloration, wiltering leaves, or growth of mushrooms.”

These trees are at risk of falling, which could damage a home or anyone around them.

Zombie trees can be caused by a variety of factors, such as lightning, hard freezes, diseases, or insect damage. The trees also may have been disturbed during construction. “Root rot and root disturbance due to construction … can take several years to manifest because many trees are resilient,” Mayer told®.

Homeowners should contact a tree care specialist to assess the health of their trees and check into removal if they suspect they have a zombie tree.

Source: National Association of REALTORS®

About Jason Taub - Realtor

Native South Floridian. Resident of downtown Fort Lauderdale for 8 years. Served on the Board of Directors for condo association of 400+ units. Extensive knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area and Broward County. Buy, Sell, Rent - I've got you covered.

About D'Angelo Realty Group

From the inception of the downtown Fort Lauderdale condo market, consistently year after year, D’Angelo Realty Group has been the local market leader with a proven track record and longevity of listing and selling luxury estates in the greater East Fort Lauderdale area. Closing well over 1,200 condominium transactions and over $2 billion in real estate sales, the expertise within our full scale real estate brokerage will secure the highest market value for sellers and negotiate the most equitable price attainable for our buyers.

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