Limiting outdoor water use might be inadvertently creating a new casualty of the drought: trees.

Experts say many trees in Southern California are showing signs of drought stress or are outright dying due to lack of water.

As people stop watering lawns, many are also not watering trees, leading them to dry out and become vulnerable to disease and pests.

Losing mature trees not only hurts the urban ecosystem, it also can cause local temperatures to rise and home values to drop.

Here’s what you need to know about urban trees and the drought.

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For a recommended watering schedule in Helix’s service area go here.