what is happening to this conifer tree?

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Mxrider52, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Mxrider52

    Mxrider52 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
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    Just looking for some advice on this tree and why it appears to be dying? Thanks
     
  2. Mxrider52

    Mxrider52 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 298

    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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  3. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Spider mites? Shake affected branches over white paper and look for dirt that moves.
     
  4. Mxrider52

    Mxrider52 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 298

    Thanks. Will look into it. What kind of tree is this? Not real familiar with all the different coniferous trees
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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...
     
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  7. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Didn't see it on smaller screen. It has bagworms!
     
  8. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  9. Mxrider52

    Mxrider52 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 298

    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.
     
  10. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
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    Consider non-selective herbicide damage. Look closely at the bed in the top photo!
     

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