Something doesn’t want the inhabitants of an isolated mountain town to leave.
When local hermit Maul Thorndean disappears, Sheriff Joe Moorefield finds his cabin in a bewildering state. All of the surrounding trees have turned white and brittle and are leaning towards the cabin. There is blood on the floor but no sign of Maul.
The dying of the trees spreads and soon the townspeople are encircled by ash grey trees with limbs that wont allow them to leave. That’s when the people begin to disappear.
As Sheriff Joe Moorefield tries to figure out what is going on, while at the same time trying to keep his people sane, it becomes increasingly clear that the trees are the least of his worries.