3 years ago, a client wanted some hemlocks replaced in her hedge. They appeared to be scorched on the windward side, and also had the competition from a 30yr old Norway maple near by.(they are now under its dripline) I replaced them, warning the customer of the distinct possibility of thier death due to the proximity of the maple, but she wanted them badly. Needlessly to say they are coming out again this week. brown and some with no needles at all. The Maple has what appears to be leaf spot, and the twigs of some of the hemlocks are blackened. Has anyone noticed a problem with the fungus that causes leaf spot crossing to evergreens and damaging them? I have looked for the cotton ball things and find no evidence of that, in case someone was going give me that tidbit. Thanks!