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Old 08-28-2013, 08:27 AM
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what is happening to this conifer tree?

Just looking for some advice on this tree and why it appears to be dying? Thanks
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:40 AM
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Well thought could upload images from my phone on to here like I do on the computer but it appears not.



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Old 08-28-2013, 08:59 AM
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Spider mites? Shake affected branches over white paper and look for dirt that moves.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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Spider mites? Shake affected branches over white paper and look for dirt that moves.
Thanks. Will look into it. What kind of tree is this? Not real familiar with all the different coniferous trees
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:21 AM
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Looks like some sort of juniper and it appears there was damage to a branch at the point near the trunk or damage to a root that feeds that branch near the soil surface... my guess is that if you investigate you'll find either a break or rodent damage...
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:25 PM
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rider52,
couldn't help but notice the bed and surrounding weeds is brown from spraying. Could it be possible that herbicide drift fell upon the low side of this evergreen?
Often, I have been to estimates of this sort and seen things like this after misapplication of herbicides purchased from lowe's or wal mart.
The containers sold over the counter today is a bit confusing to the consumer.
Other than that..........I might suspect mites or even more leaning toward blight.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:45 PM
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Didn't see it on smaller screen. It has bagworms!
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:47 PM
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windflower,
Good eye.
I can see them now...........couldn't from my mobile.

OP,
Hit those cocoons now with some bifenethrin before the heat is high.
You will cease their feeding and they will die within 48 hours of spraying.
The tree will recover and put on new growth.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:12 PM
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Didn't see it on smaller screen. It has bagworms!
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windflower,
Good eye.
I can see them now...........couldn't from my mobile.

OP,
Hit those cocoons now with some bifenethrin before the heat is high.
You will cease their feeding and they will die within 48 hours of spraying.
The tree will recover and put on new growth.
Thanks for the info. We are slowly cooling off here. Down to 80s now. Ill find this stuff and spray the tree. I do remember the client mentioning it had cocoons on it now.
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Consider non-selective herbicide damage. Look closely at the bed in the top photo!
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