We show that for lazy simple random walks on finite spherically symmetric trees, the ratio of the mixing time and the relaxation time is bounded by a universal constant. Consequently, lazy simple random walks on any sequence of finite spherically symmetric trees do not exhibit pre-cutoff; this conclusion also holds for continuous-time simple random walks. This answers a question recently proposed by Gantert, Nestoridi, and Schmid. We also show that for lazy simple random walks on finite spherically symmetric trees, hitting times of vertices are (uniformly) non concentrated. Finally, we study the stability of our results under rough isometries.
"No cutoff in Spherically symmetric trees." Electron. Commun. Probab. 27 1 - 11, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1214/22-ECP468