Northeast Juniper Damage

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GreenMonster, May 30, 2004.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Hey Northeast guys,

    Obviously, most of you have also noticed extensive damage and/or death to many different varieties of juniper this year. I have noticed this as far south as NY city. Lots of brown in blue pacific, prostrate, sea green, and others.

    Do you attribute this to the very cold & windy winter, with little snow cover as insulation?

    Anybody nursing anything back to life with success?
  2. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 564

    yeah removing a lot of brown junipers with new oness
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Junipers, boxwoods, Alberta Spruce, and a few others took a beating this past winter.
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,209

    Yes, noticing lots of damage to cherry and skip laurels, also.

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I've noticed alot more than usual. I agree; the extreme cold we had and little snow probably didn't help much.

    I've also noticed adelgid in alot more areas, too. Looks like it's still spreading.
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    ya a bunch of the ilex's and junipers in my area took a beating too.
  7. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Sorry, don't know what that is. Can you elaborate?
  8. Jb3NH

    Jb3NH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Ditto on KenH's Reply.. ' got two seasons in new hampshirahh, wintahh. . N fourth of July ' coldest winter in 50 years
  9. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    We don't have to deal with it too much down here, though it is around. I'm not sure I've even seen it, to be honest.

    What Eric is referring to is wooly adelgid. From what I understand, it most commonly attacks hemlocks. There's probably other treatments, but the main one that I know of is a soil drench of Merit.


  10. ShadyTree

    ShadyTree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    They also have soaps and oil that they use for the wooly adelgid, the most common one used here are oils and if you spray early enough you wont cure it but you will prevent it from dieing and plus the oils last longer and protect it longer.

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