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Zombie Trees have returned to parts of Texas and while they may not chase after you, they can still be very dangerous. Zombie Trees may sound fake, but they are very real, or at least a real term used by arborists to describe trees that are still standing, but are dead.

And that's where they can be dangerous. When people see trees standing, they believe that the tree is healthy and alive, but zombie trees are dead meaning they could fall over and injure people according to a report from KXAN.

It sounds silly, but zombie trees are what arborists call trees that are still standing but aren’t alive. This year’s drought and the 2021 winter storm have caused a horde of zombie trees to swarm across Central Texas.

Zombie trees can be very dangerous. While they may look healthy, arborists said they could fall or break apart easily. A falling branch could damage people, pets and property.

Identifying these trees isn’t easy. Sadly these trees aren’t saying “brains” every other second. A certified arborist may be needed to diagnose the tree.

While we may not have to worry about Zombie Trees in West Texas, if you do any type of camping in other parts of the state, just know that some of the trees out there may or may not be alive.

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